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Timeline of COVID-19 Vaccination Drives in Asia

Country Date Sources

China Dec. 6, 2020 AP News, China prepares large-scale rollout of

coronavirus vaccines, Dec. 6, 2020

Business Insider, China begins huge Covid vaccine

rollout, with doses reportedly already given to 1
million citizens, Dec. 6, 2020

CNN, China approves Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine,

promises free shots for all citizens, Dec. 31, 2020

United Arab Emirates Dec. 14, 2020 New Straits Times, UAE starts Covid-19
vaccinations in capital, Dec. 14, 2020

China Global Television Network, UAE rolls out free

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine to public, Dec. 25, 2020

Department of Foreign Affairs Philippines, UAE

GET COVID-19 VACCINE, Jan. 6, 2021

Saudi Arabia Dec. 17, 2020 Reuters, Saudi Arabia begins inoculating people
with Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, Dec. 17, 2020

Voice of America News, Saudi Arabia Begins

Inoculating People With Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines,
Dec. 17, 2020

Al Jazeera, Saudi Arabia launches COVID

vaccination campaign, Dec. 17, 2020

The Straits Times, Saudi Arabia's King Salman

receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, Jan. 19,

Israel Dec. 20, 2020 AP News, Israeli PM joins world leaders getting
COVID-19 vaccine, Dec. 20, 2020

Telegraph, Watch: Dancing doctors celebrate Israel

vaccine roll out, Dec. 23, 2020

Times of Israel, Israel kicks off mass coronavirus

vaccine drive to stamp out COVID-19 pandemic,
Dec. 20, 2020

Qatar Dec. 23, 2020 Al Jazeera, Qatar begins COVID vaccination

campaign, Dec. 23, 2020

Gulf Times, Qatar begins Covid-19 vaccination

drive, Dec. 23, 2020
The Straits Times, Qatar and Dubai roll out
Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus jabs, Dec. 23, 2020

Bahrain Dec. 25, 2020 Ministry of Health, MOH advises citizens and
residents to head directly to designated residential
health centers to receive COVID-19 vaccine, Dec.
25, 2020

Cyprus Dec. 27, 2020 Reuters, Cyprus starts rollout of COVID-19 vaccine,
Dec. 27, 2020

Euronews, 'A gift of life': Cyprus' president has

COVID vaccine live on TV, Dec. 28, 2021, Cypriot president gets Covid-19

vaccination, Jan. 27, 2020

Singapore Dec. 30, 2020 Reuters, Singapore begins COVID-19 vaccinations,

marking 'new chapter' in virus fight, Dec. 30, 2020

New Delhi Television, Singapore Begins COVID-19

Vaccinations With Pfizer In One Of Asia's First, Dec.
30, 2020, Singapore rolls out COVID-19

vaccination exercise, Dec. 30, 2020

Laos Jan. 4, 2021 Laos Ministry of Health, Target group to receive

Covid vaccine 19 vaccines against Covid, two more
installments will arrive in Laos soon, Jan. 4, 2021

Lao National Radio, More than 600 people have

been vaccinated by the Lao doctors, Jan. 27, 2020

The Laotian Times, Laos Begins Vaccinations for

Over 600 Medical Workers, Jan. 27, 2020

Indonesia Jan. 13, 2021 Reuters, Indonesia launches one of world's biggest
COVID-19 vaccination drives, Jan. 13, 2021

Time Magazine, Indonesia Begins COVID-19

Vaccine Rollout – and Jokowi Is First to Get Jab,
Jan. 13, 2021

AP News, Indonesia starts mass COVID

vaccinations over vast territory, Jan. 14, 2021

India Jan. 16, 2021 World Health Organization, India rolls out the world’s
largest COVID-19 vaccination drive, Jan. 16, 2021

National Public Radio, India Kicks Off A Massive

COVID-19 Vaccination Drive, Jan. 16, 2021

The Guardian, India begins world's biggest Covid

vaccination programme, Jan. 16, 2021
Bangladesh Jan. 27, 2021 Al Jazeera, Bangladesh starts COVID vaccination
drive, Jan. 27, 2021

Channel News Asia, Bangladesh to launch

COVID-19 vaccination drive for cricket players, Jan.
28, 2021

Union of Catholic Asia News, Catholic nurse gets

first Covid-19 vaccine in Bangladesh, Jan. 27, 2021

The Daily Star, Covid-19 vaccination starts at 5

Dhaka hospitals; Zunaid Ahmed Palak inoculated at
BSMMU, Jan. 28, 2021

Myanmar Jan. 27, 2021 Xinhua Net, Myanmar launches nationwide

COVID-19 vaccination program, Jan. 27, 2021

Nikkei Asia, Myanmar starts India-made COVID

jabs, but China vaccine on hold, Jan. 27, 2021

Channel News Asia, Myanmar health workers

receive first COVID-19 vaccinations, Jan. 27, 2021

Nepal Jan. 27, 2021 The Nepali Times, Nepal begins Covid-19
vaccination drive, Jan. 27, 2021

The Washington Post, Nepal begins Covid-19

vaccination drive, Jan. 27, 2021

The Kathmandu Post, Nepal begins first phase of

Covid-19 vaccination drive, Jan. 27, 2021