COVID-19 vaccinations reach 5,978,251 mark: task force

COVID-19 vaccinations reach 5,978,251 mark: task force

A vaccination campaign in progress in South Jakarta. So far, around 14.81 percent of the 40,349,051 targeted recipients under phase I and stage II of the vaccination program have received their first shot and just 6.71 percent have received their second dose.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - As many as 5,978,251 Indonesians, comprising health workers, public service officials, and the elderly, have been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far, the coronavirus task force reported here on Wednesday.

Of the total vaccine recipients, 2,709,545 have received their second shot, too, it said.

On a single day, 246,041 people received the first dose and 215,123 people got their second dose of the vaccine.

So far, around 14.81 percent of the 40,349,051 targeted recipients under phase I and stage II of the vaccination program have received their first shot and just 6.71 percent have received their second dose, the task force reported.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry's spokesperson for COVID-19 vaccinations, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, said her office is targeting to educate around 7 percent of people who do not wish to be vaccinated and 30 percent who remain doubtful about getting vaccinated.

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"To get out of the pandemic, we need to work hand in hand to create herd immunity, that is our stronghold against COVID-19. We must convey this information to vaccine recipients so that they have no doubts and feel ready to be vaccinated," she stated.

The Indonesian government is targeting to vaccinate at least 181.5 million people to build herd immunity against COVID-19.

Health Minister Budi Gunardi Sadikin said in East Java on Tuesday that the ministry has secured a total of 360 million vaccine doses for the nationwide implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination program.

The government announced the country's first confirmed COVID-19 cases on March 2, 2020.

As of March 24, 2021, the nation has reported a total of 1,471,225 confirmed cases, 1,304,921 recoveries, and 39,865 deaths. 

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