Over 10 million Indonesians fully vaccinated against COVID-19
26th May 2021
A healthcare worker administers a COVID-19 shot to a senior citizen in Tangerang, Banten on Tuesday (May 25, 2021). (ANTARA FOTO/FAUZAN)
Jakarta (ANTARA) -
With 99,353 people receiving COVID-19 jabs on Wednesday, the total number of fully vaccinated Indonesians reached 10,224,833, according to data provided by the Health Ministry.
Meanwhile, as many as 205,692 people received their first vaccine dose on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people who have received their first shot to 15,535,998.
The government is targeting to vaccinate 40,349,049 people, including healthcare workers, public service sector workers, and elderly citizens during the first and second phases of the national immunization program.
Overall, the government is planning to vaccinate 181.5 million people, or about 70 percent of the population, to build herd immunity against the novel coronavirus disease.
COVID-19 vaccinations are still being administered in several regions of Indonesia. As part of the implementation of the vaccination program, the government is also monitoring post-immunization follow-up incidents (AEFI).
According to spokesperson for the COVID-19 Handling Task Force, Wiku Adisasmito, investigations have shown that 27 deaths that were purportedly linked to the Sinovac vaccine turned out to have been caused by some other conditions.
As many as 10 deaths were due to COVID-19, 14 were caused by heart and blood vessel disease, one death was linked to sudden kidney dysfunction, and two deaths occurred due to uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension, he explained.