The first people in Japan have received the COVID-19 vaccine, marking the start of the fight back against the pandemic. The first in line are frontline health workers, who began getting inoculated last week with the Pfizer vaccine. Next will be elderly citizens, who may be able to receive it in April at the current rate. The Pfizer vaccine is the only one currently approved for use in Japan by the government and many are still hopeful enough doses can be procured and administered in time for the Tokyo Olympics. Everyone continues to wait patiently and is hopeful that the end of the pandemic is finally coming into view.