Over 69 million Indonesians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Over 69 million Indonesians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Data on COVID-19 and vaccinations provided by the COVID-19 Task Force. (ANTARA/HO-Satgas COVID-19)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - At least 69.13 million Indonesians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Tuesday, according to data provided by the COVID-19 Handling Task Force.

According to the latest data from the task force, the number of fully vaccinated people rose by 866,113 to 69,130,122 on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the number of people receiving their first dose rose by 922,722, bringing the number of first dose recipients in the country to 114,347,101, it reported.

As per data, the number of third dose or 'booster' vaccine recipients rose by 2,899 to touch 1,110,323, it said.

Overall, the government is aiming to inoculate 208,265,720 million people.

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The first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has been given to 53.53 percent of the total 208,265,720 citizens targeted by the COVID-19 vaccination program.

Meanwhile, according to official data, 33.19 percent of Indonesian citizens targeted to receive the second dose have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Earlier, attending a virtual meeting from Merdeka Palace, Jakarta on Monday, President Joko Widodo had directed all regional heads to accelerate COVID-19 vaccinations so that people can go back to their daily activities and economic activities can run again.

"I remind all regions with low vaccination coverage, still below 50 percent, to intensify vaccinations to surpass 50 percent (vaccination rate) in November 2021," the President told regional heads from across Indonesia, according to a press release issued by the Press Bureau of the Presidential Secretariat here on Tuesday.

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

The central government is aiming to vaccinate at least 70 percent of the Indonesian population by December 2021.

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