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AstraZeneca to supply Japan with 120m COVID-19 vaccine doses

Tokyo's second deal, after Pfizer agreement, diversifies early-stage supply

AstraZeneca aims to bring its coronavirus vaccine on the market in September, with shipments to Japan starting early next year.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- AstraZeneca will provide 120 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine now in development to Japan under a basic agreement announced Friday by the Japanese government.

Shipments are slated to begin in early 2021, with Japan receiving 30 million doses by March, Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said.

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