Over 11.96 million Indonesians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Over 11.96 million Indonesians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Vaccinations in progress at the Makkasau public health service post (Puskesmas) in Makassar, capital of South Sulawesi province. (ANTARA/Darwin Fatir)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - More than 11.963 million Indonesians have received their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine as of Thursday afternoon, according to data provided by the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling.

With 147,512 people receiving their second jab in the last 24 hours, the total number of fully vaccinated Indonesians has reached 11,963,330, the task force said.

Meanwhile, the number of Indonesians receiving their first dose of the vaccine has increased by 550,482 to reach 21,999,256.

The recipients of the first vaccine dose account for 54.52 percent of the 40,349,049 recipients targeted under the first and second phases of the national vaccination program.

Meanwhile, the number of fully vaccinated Indonesians accounts for 29.64 percent of the target.

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The government is prioritizing healthcare workers, public service officers, and senior citizens in the first and second phases of the national vaccination program.

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.

To speed up vaccinations, the government has been making efforts to expand the capacity of vaccination services.

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