Over 9.24 million Indonesians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Over 9.24 million Indonesians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

A graphic released by the COVID-19 Task Force on Tuesday (May 18, 2021) shows COVID-19 cases and the public vaccination participation rate. (ANTARA/HO-Satgas COVID-19)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The number of Indonesians receiving their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine rose by 180,618 on Tuesday, taking the tally of fully vaccinated recipients to 9,247,600, according to the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling.

Meanwhile, the number of people receiving their first COVID-19 jab increased by 140,920 on Tuesday, taking the total count to 13,951,975, it reported.

According to the task force, 34.57 percent of the 40,349,049 recipients targeted under the first and second phases of the vaccination program have received their first vaccine dose so far.

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Meanwhile, 22.91 percent of the 40,349,049 targeted recipients have been vaccinated against COVID-19, it added.

The recipients targeted under the two phases of the vaccine program include 1,468,764 healthcare workers, 21,553,118 senior citizens, and 17,327,167 public service officers.

Altogether, the government is planning to vaccinate 181.5 million citizens, or 70 percent of the population, to create herd immunity against the virus.

To speed up the nationwide program, the government has made efforts to increase the vaccination capacity.

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