Over 11 mln Indonesians fully vaccinated against coronavirus

Over 11 mln Indonesians fully vaccinated against coronavirus

A healthcare worker administers a COVID-19 shot to a teacher in Lhokseumawe, Aceh on Monday (June 7, 2021). (ANTARA FOTO/RAHMAD)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - More than 11 million people in Indonesia have received their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine as of Monday afternoon, according to the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling.

As many as 70,312 people received their second jab on Monday, bringing the total number of fully vaccinated Indonesians to 11,197,069.

Meanwhile, the number of Indonesians receiving their first dose of the vaccine increased by 132,315 to reach 17,775,918.

The government is targeting to vaccinate 40,349,049 people against COVID-19 in the first and second phases of the national vaccination program, which is prioritizing healthcare workers, public service officers, and senior citizens.

The inoculation of public service workers, including teachers and senior citizens, is still under way in several parts of the country.

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

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