THE government of Japan completed the delivery of its latest provision of 1.96 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines this month.
The latest arrival of COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday made Japan’s contribution to the Philippine vaccine stockpile hiked to more than three million doses.
Japanese Embassy in Manila Economic Minister Nakatam Masahiro, along with Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Undersecretary Brigido J. Dulay, welcomed the arrival of 1,065,600 more doses of Japan-manufactured AstraZeneca vaccine on October 30 in Manila.
On Oct. 28, Japan also delivered 896,000 doses of AstraZeneca to the Philippines.
The 1.96 million vaccine doses for the month of October is in addition to the 1.12 million doses provided by Japan to the Philippines last July.
Both vaccine provisions are on top of Japan’s contribution to the COVAX facility and serve as an integral component of the comprehensive partnership between Japan and the Philippines in this time of the pandemic.