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Japan to donate more AstraZeneca jabs to Philippines

Japan to donate more AstraZeneca jabs to Philippines

Japan to donate more AstraZeneca jabs to Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — Japan will provide 1.96 million more doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines, its foreign minister said Friday.

Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu announced Japan’s pledge of additional doses of Japan-manufactured AstraZeneca vaccine.

The vaccine provision will be dispatched to Manila in several batches within October.

In July, Japan donated 1.12 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses to the country.

“Throughout the pandemic, Japan consistently finds ways to expand its contribution to the Philippines’ COVID-19 response measures in order to ease the plight of Filipino citizens and frontliners,” the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines said.

Aside from giving much-needed jabs, Tokyo has also provided emergency support loan, and grants for the procurement of medical equipment, the establishment of laboratory surveillance sites and the development of cold chain system.

More than 23.7 million Filipinos have completed vaccination against COVID-19 since March. Meanwhile, 27 million have received partial protection.

As It Happens
LATEST UPDATE: October 8, 2021 – 10:00am

A new thread on the Philippines' vaccination program in 2021 in the government's revised objective to reach "population protection." (Main image: The STAR/Michael Varcas, file)

October 8, 2021 – 10:00am

Another 2.1 million doses of Moderna and more than 661,100 doses of Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccines arrive at NAIA Terminal 1 on Friday morning.

The Moderna vaccines are procured by the government while the Astrazeneca jabs were bought by the private sector.

August 23, 2021 – 12:22pm

As of August 22, about 12% of the estimated 109 million population have been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to date from the pandemic task force.

  • First dose: 17,258,675
  • Second dose: 13,130,485
  • Total doses administered: 30,389,160
August 20, 2021 – 10:13am

An additional 582,500 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Friday morning.

It is part of the private sector's "A Dose of Hope" program, pioneered by Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion.

August 9, 2021 – 2:56pm

An estimated 10.45% of the 109 million Filipinos have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 between March 1 and August 9, according to government data.

  • Total doses administered: 24,479,750
  • First dose: 13,087,781
  • Second dose: 11,391,969

[VACCINE ROLLOUT UPDATE: 09 August 2021]

As of 08 August 2021, 6PM, a total of 24,479,750 doses have already been administered. 13,087,781 have received their first doses while 11,391,969 have already gotten the complete protection of the COVID-19 vaccines. pic.twitter.com/wHZ7tYh10q

— Department of Health (@DOHgovph) August 9, 2021

August 3, 2021 – 5:56pm

The Philippines on Tuesday receives 3,000,060 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States.

The latest donation is part of the P1.38 billion assistance of the US government to the Philippines since the onset of the pandemic.

Last month, more than 3 million Johnson & Johnson vaccines from the American government arrived in the country.

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