The number of fully vaccinated Indonesians represents 26.55 percent of the 40,349,049 people targeted by the first and second phases of the national vaccination program
Meanwhile, the number of people receiving their first COVID-19 jab increased by 180,909 on Tuesday, taking the total count to 16,594,581, as per a report released by the task force.
The figure accounts for 41.12 percent of the people targeted by the first and second phases of the vaccination program for healthcare workers, public service officers, and senior citizens.
Overall, the government is seeking to vaccinate 181.5 million citizens, or 70 percent of the population, to create herd immunity against the virus.
To achieve the target, the government has made efforts to increase the capacity of vaccination services, which are part of the government's efforts to thwart the spread of the SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.
As of Tuesday, Indonesia’s COVID-19 caseload stood at 1,826,527, with 1,674,479 people recovering from the coronavirus and 50,723 others succumbing to the infection. (INE)
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