30.75 million Indonesians have received complete COVID-19 vaccination

30.75 million Indonesians have received complete COVID-19 vaccination

Health workers (right) inject Sinovac vaccine to pregnant women at RSIA Tambak, Jakarta, Wednesday (Aug 18, 2021). ANTARA PHOTO/ Fakhri Hermansyah/foc/ak

We continue to encourage vaccination in customary communities
Jakarta (ANTARA) - More than 30.75 million Indonesians have received COVID-19 vaccinations or have undergone complete vaccination, according to data from the COVID-19 Task Force, Friday at 12.00 local time. The number of people who had completed the COVID-19 vaccination increased by 384,612 to a total of 30,753,137 people, data from the Task Force received in Jakarta, showed.

Meanwhile, the number of people who have received the first dose of the vaccine, Friday recorded an increase of 458,124 people to a total of 56,504,055 people.

The government plans to vaccinate 208,265,720 million people to realize community immunity against diseases caused by infection with the SARS-CoV-2 type of the coronavirus.

Currently, the number of Indonesians who have received the first dose of the vaccine is only 27.13 percent of the total target and those who have completed all doses has only reached 14.76 percent of the total target.

The government seeks to accelerate the increase in coverage by providing more service facilities, including providing mobile services, drive-thru lantatur service and a floating service.

Separately, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology continues to encourage customary communities in the country to receive vaccinations.

“We continue to encourage vaccination in customary communities. If in 2020, customary communities had not been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, then in 2021, customary communities will have been affected by the pandemic," Director of Belief and customary communities of the Directorate General of Culture, Sjamsul Hadi, said at a media briefing in Jakarta, Friday.

He added that the ministry is cooperating with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and other ministries to encourage vaccination services for customary communities. 

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