8,838,081 people vaccinated against COVID-19 so far: task force

8,838,081 people vaccinated against COVID-19 so far: task force

At the moment, the Indonesian government has set a target of vaccinating 40,349,049 people. (ANTARA/HO-Sudin Kominfotik Jakarta Selatan)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - As of Monday, a total of 8,838,081 people have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine in Indonesia, according to the government's COVID-19 task force.

Over the past 24 hours, 208,899 people have received their first shots, while 193,925 others have got their second dose of the vaccine, the task force revealed.

Since the Indonesian government kicked off its national COVID-19 vaccination program on January 13, 2021, the total number of second-dose recipients has reached 4,208,326.

Among those who have received their first and second shots are health workers, state officials, civil servants, frontline public workers, journalists, and merchants.

At the moment, the government has set a target of vaccinating 40,349,049 people.

Regarding Indonesia's infection and recovery rates, the COVID-19 task force disclosed that as of Monday, 1,381,677 patients have fully recovered from the viral infection.

Over the past 24 hours, the number of patients who have recovered from coronavirus has been recorded at 5,800, but there have been 3,712 new positive cases, the task force informed.

Since the government officially announced the country's first confirmed cases on March 2, 2020, 1,537,967 people in Indonesia have been infected with the coronavirus.

Of the total number, 41,815 patients have succumbed to COVID-19.

Indonesia has been striving to win the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic since March last year.

To stem the spread of the disease, the government has rolled out a nationwide vaccination program since January 13 this year.

The Health Ministry estimates a time period of 15 months will be required to vaccinate about 70 percent of the country's total population under the national program.

"We need 15 months to accomplish it. The time-frame for conducting the vaccination is counted from January, 2021 to March, 2022," the Health Ministry's spokesperson for the vaccination program, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, stated recently.

During the period, the government is targeting to inoculate some 181.5 million people, including 1.3 million paramedics and 17.4 million public sector workers in 34 provinces, she informed.

Tarmizi noted that the first phase of the government's immunization program has been divided into two periods: January-April, 2021 and April, 2021-March, 2022. (INE)

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