China Vaccine Doses To ASEAN Top 120 Million, 4.8 Times UN Program

China Vaccine Doses To ASEAN Top 120 Million, 4.8 Times UN Program

Several countries in Southeast Asia have been facing a resurgence of infections and are trying to procure enough doses for their populations.

Andrew H. Sweet

The numbers were compiled based on data from Gavi, an alliance of governments, international organizations, companies, and charities that promote the COVAX program in cooperation with the World Health Organization, and from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations governments.

The tally also showed Cambodia and Indonesia secured over 90 percent of their vaccine doses from China. Laos secured around 89 percent of its doses from China and the Philippines over 60 percent.

China has supplied or plans to supply 120 million coronavirus vaccine doses to ASEAN members, around 4.8 times the number allocated for the region by the United States and European countries.

China's Sinopharm vaccine will be supplied to developing countries through COVAX but not among ASEAN countries.

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