Friday, September 17, 2021

Japan will donate 1.3 million AstraZeneca vaccines to Taiwan


Japan to donate 1.3 million more AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Taiwan, Asian neighbours
TOKYO: Japan said on Tuesday it will give an extra 1.3 million AstraZeneca Plc Covid-19 antibody portions to Taiwan and other Asian neighbors. 

Taiwan will get 500,000 additional dosages, bringing Japan's absolute gift to the island to 3.9 million, unfamiliar pastor Toshimitsu Motegi told columnists. 

The most recent gift clump will go out at the earliest opportunity, and incorporates one more 400,000 shots for Vietnam, 300,000 for Thailand, and 100,000 to Brunei, Motegi said. 

Until this point, Japan has given out in excess of 23 million portions of the AstraZeneca antibody delivered in Japan to nations in South Asia and the Pacific islands, he said. 

Furthermore, Japan has promised $1 billion and 30 million portions to the COVAX program, supervised by the GAVI union and the World Health Organization. 

Japan has completely inoculated half of its populace as indicated by government information on Monday. The nation has depended basically on imported mRNA-type antibodies from Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc for its homegrown vaccination push, deciding to part with the vast majority of its provisions of the AstraZeneca shot.

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