Manila, Philippines: President Rodrigo Roa Duterte welcomed the arrival of 1,124,100 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines donated by the Japanese government on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at the Villamor Airbase.
The donated vaccines are part of Japan’s assistance to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-nations and on top of its contribution to the COVAX facility. This latest vaccine shipment will benefit 562,050 Filipinos belonging to priority groups A1, A2, A3, A4, and A5.
Meanwhile, an additional 2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from COVAX will be arriving on Friday, July 9.
Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, Minister Nakata Masahiro of the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, NTF COVID-19 Chief Implementer and Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr., Health Secretary Francisco Duque, and NTF Deputy Chief Implementer Secretary Vivencio Dizon also witnessed the arrival of the vaccines.