COVID-19: Second dose coverage reaches 73% in W Java's Bandung

COVID-19: Second dose coverage reaches 73% in W Java's Bandung

A health worker inoculates a resident in Bandung city. (ANTARA/HO-Humas Pemkot Bandung)

Bandung, W Java (ANTARA) - The second dose coverage of the COVID-19 vaccine has reached 73 percent in Bandung City, West Java, according to Bandung Deputy Mayor Yana Mulyana.

"As of now, our first dose vaccination has been administered to more than 92.5 percent (of the targeted recipients) while the second dose vaccination (coverage) has reached 73 percent," Mulyana informed here on Monday.

Thus, it can be concluded that the majority of Bandung City residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine, he said.

The deputy mayor further said he hoped that the vaccination achievement would lower the risk of death due to COVID-19 among residents.

"The vaccine reduces the risk of fatality in people exposed to COVID-19," he noted.

Regarding the detection of COVID-19 cases in school, he said most patients were asymptomatic and conducted self-isolation at home.

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Based on the latest COVID-19 task force data, 1,952,358 people from several groups were targeted for COVID-19 vaccination in Bandung City.

Of the total target recipients, 1,796,531 or 92.02 percent of people have received the first vaccine dose, and as many as 1,414,608 people or 72.46 percent of the total have received the second dose of vaccination, that is, they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

To boost immunity against COVID-19, the Indonesian government launched a nationwide vaccination program on January 13, 2021. President Joko Widodo was the first to be vaccinated under the program.

The central government has set a target to vaccinate at least 70 percent of the Indonesian population by December 2021.

According to the Health Ministry's data, as of October 25, 2021, as many as 113,424,379 citizens nationwide have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, while 68,264,009 have been fully vaccinated against the deadly virus. 

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