Japan donates more AZ shots! Remember to register for 2nd dose

In this photo released by the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, workers unload a shipment of AstraZeneca vaccine that arrived from Japan at the Taoyuan airport near Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, July 8, 2021. Taiwan on Thursday received 1.13 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Japan in the second such donation this year. (Taiwan Centers for Disease Control via AP)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Japan announced on Tuesday that they will donate 500,000 more AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccines to Taiwan.

Japan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi (茂木敏充) said during a press conference in the afternoon that the total of AZ vaccines donated from Japan to other countries has now surpassed 23 million.

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In addition to Taiwan receiving 500,000 AZ vaccines, Japan is also donating 400,000 to Vietnam, 300,000 to Thailand, and 100,000 to Brunei.

Motegi added that this new batch of vaccines will culminate in a tally of 3.9 million already donated by Japan to Taiwan.