"The president is optimistic that the daily vaccination target of one million doses would be achieved in July 2021 and two million doses and, if necessary, five million doses in August 2021," Sadikin noted during an online press conference in Jakarta on Tuesday.
The minister is upbeat about achieving the target of administering one million COVID-19 doses per day in July 2021 since the government has received an additional 31 million doses.
The country is expected to receive another 45 million doses of the vaccine in August 2021, so that the daily vaccination rate could be increased further, he remarked.
"It can reach two million doses per day," he stated.
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At a working meeting with the House of Representatives (DPR) Commission IX on Monday, Sadikin remarked that the country has oftentimes outdone its daily target of administering one million doses.
"We have crossed the daily administration of one million doses several times. We have recorded three daily administrations of one million doses, with the highest vaccination rate of 1.5 million doses," he pointed out.
The government is seeking to vaccinate 181.5 million citizens, or 70 percent of the country's population, to create herd immunity against the virus.
The COVID-19 Response Task Force reported that a total of 13,979,564 people were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Sunday afternoon.
Meanwhile, the number of people receiving their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine reached 32,063,745.
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Indonesia added 29,745 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the total count to 2,313,829, the COVID-19 Response Task Force reported.
With 14,416 people recovering from COVID-19 in a single day, the total number of recoveries since the first infections were reported in the country in March 2020 reached 1,942,690.
With 558 people succumbing to the infection, the COVID-19 death toll rose to 61,140.
The number of active cases, or patients receiving treatment and conducting self-isolation, reached 309,999. Meanwhile, the number of suspected cases stood at 79,808.
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