Taiwan receives 1.13 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from Japan in second such donation this year
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung thanked Japan shortly before the vaccine arrived. “We are once again expressing our gratitude,” he said.
Taiwan had signed commitments to buy more than 29 million doses of vaccines, but it was left with only 700,000 doses when the number of cases rose sharply in May, given global supply constraints and manufacturing delays. was.
Taiwan’s allies, including the US and Japan, have stepped in, allowing the island to quickly begin distributing shots. Now, 11.45% of the population has received at least one shot.
On Wednesday, Taiwan received a batch of 626,000 doses from AstraZeneca, which it had bought itself, the official Central News Agency reported.