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Japan targets July 8 delivery of donated 1 million doses of AstraZeneca jab to PH

/ 05:43 PM June 29, 2021
Japan targets July 8 delivery of donated 1 million doses of AstraZeneca jab to PH

This file photo shows a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca. INQUIRER/RICHARD A. REYES

MANILA, Philippines — Japan is eyeing to deliver its donated one million doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines on July 8, its ambassador to Manila revealed on Tuesday.

“One step closer to the Philippines’ goal of herd immunity? Count us in! One million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from Japan are expected to arrive in Manila tentatively on July 8,” Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhiko Koshikawa said in a tweet.

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“We are working double time so this donation reaches Philippine shores without delay,” he added.

Aside from the Philippines, Japan is also making vaccine donations to Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

This month, the Philippines is likewise anticipating receiving up to one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the United States.

READ: PH to receive around 800K to 1M US-donated vaccines in July — envoy

In March, Manila received one million doses of donated CoronaVac from Beijing. CoronaVac is developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech.

KGA

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