Over 12.21 million Indonesians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Over 12.21 million Indonesians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Documentation - The reaction of a Papuan athlete after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine jab in Jayapura, Papua, on Saturday (June 19, 2021) ANTARA PHOTO/Indrayadi TH/rwa.

Jakarta (ANTARA) - More than 12.212 million Indonesians received their second dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as of Saturday afternoon, according to data provided by the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling.

With 116,840 people receiving their second jab in the last 24 hours, the total number of fully vaccinated Indonesians has reached 12,212,906, according to the task force.

Meanwhile, the number of Indonesians receiving their first dose of the vaccine increased by 418,175 to reach 22,873,342.

Recipients of the first vaccine dose constitute 56.68 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 made up for 30.26 percent of the target.

The government is according priority to 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 ongoing in several parts of the country.

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 endeavoring to expand the capacity of vaccination services.

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