Japan donates 1.24 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine to Taiwan

Japan has donated 1.24 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine to Taiwan. The vaccines landed in Taoyuan early Friday afternoon.

Health minister Chen Shih-chung said the vaccines, after passing inspection, will be first offered to health care workers and other front-line workers, as well as residents of long-term care homes and people 75 and older.

At 1:57 Friday afternoon, Japan Airlines flight JL809 touched down at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, carrying 1.24 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

It arrived 40 minutes ahead of schedule. Staff was seen carefully moving container after container of vaccine off the cargo plane.

By 3:30, the vaccines had arrived at a logistics center in Taoyuan.

- Formosa TV English News