Jakarta (ANTARA) - The number of Indonesians who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 has reached 33,357,249, with 262,744 additional people receiving the second or final dose on Thursday, the Health Ministry has reported.

Based on data received from the ministry, the number of people who have received the first vaccine dose increased by 415,601 on Thursday, taking the total tally to 59,426,934.

The government is targeting to fully vaccinate 208,265,720 Indonesians to achieve herd immunity against the deadly virus.

So far, 1,517,893 health workers against the 1,468,764 health workers targeted by the vaccination program have received both vaccine doses.

Meanwhile, 502,719 health workers have taken the third or booster shot.

In the older adults category, of the 21,553,118 people targeted by the government, so far, 3,658,276 people have received both doses of the vaccine.

Of the 17,327,167 public service officers targeted by the government, 18,131,469 have been fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, among the vulnerable people and the general public, of the 141,211,181 targeted recipients, 8,182,296 have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

In the 12–17 age group, 1,442,731 of the 26,705,490 targeted recipients have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Data from the Ministry of Health has shown that Indonesia added 16,899 COVID-19 cases, 30,099 recoveries, and 889 deaths on Thursday (August 26, 2021).

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Translator: Prisca Triferna, Raka Adji
Editor: Suharto
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