Japan to donate 1.3 mln more AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Taiwan, Asian neighbors - (Financial Post via NewsPoints Desk)

  • 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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