More than 60% in Japan vaccinated twice

More than 60 percent of the population in Japan has received the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

The government released the data on the vaccination against COVID-19 on Monday.

It shows that over 90.2 million people, or 71.3 percent of the entire population, have gotten their first shots and that more than 77.1 million people, or 60.9 percent, have been fully vaccinated.

The calculation includes children who are under the minimum age of 12 and are not eligible to get vaccinated.

The total number of vaccinations in the country has reached over 167.4 million.

By age group, for elderly people aged 65 and older, 89.4 percent have received their second doses. For those in their 40s, 54.1 percent; for those in their 20s, 39.4 percent; and for children between 12 and 19 years old, 26.8 percent, have been fully vaccinated.

The government plans to finish inoculating all citizens who want to receive shots in October, or by early November.