Over 10.7 million Indonesians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Over 10.7 million Indonesians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Acting director general of disease prevention and control at the Health Ministry, Maxi Rein Rondonuwu (second left), and KILLCOVID19 chairman Adharta Ongkosaputra (right) observe the vaccination of pre-senior citizens at Ukrida Hospital in Jakarta on Tuesday (May 1, 2021). (ANTARA FOTO/Hafidz Mubarak A/aww)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - With 82,465 people receiving their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday, the number of fully vaccinated Indonesians has so far reached 10,714,300, according to the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling.

 

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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