Japan said on Tuesday it will donate another 1.3 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan and other Asian neighbors, as reported in the Financial Post.
Taiwan will get 500,000 more doses, bringing Japan’s total donation to the island to 3.9 million, according to Japanese foreign minister Toshimitsu Motegi.
Motegi stated that the latest donation batch will go out as soon as possible, and includes another 400,000 shots for Vietnam, 300,000 for Thailand, and 100,000 to Brunei.
Japan has so far given out more than 23 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine produced in Japan to countries in South Asia and the Pacific islands, he noted.
Japan has also pledged $1 billion and 30 million doses to the COVAX program, co-led by the GAVI alliance and the World Health Organization.
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