Jakarta (ANTARA) - Based on data from the COVID-19 Task Force, 123,782,386 Indonesians have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Saturday, an increase of 615,113 compared to Friday.

Meanwhile, the number of people receiving the first dose has increased by 692,896 to reach 180,714,550, based on data received here on Saturday.

Thus, 59.43 percent of the total 208,265,720 targeted citizens have received the second dose.

As for booster vaccines, 1,362,405 people have received boosters as of Saturday, an increase of 4,763 compared to Friday.

Meanwhile, 1,962,919 health workers have received the second dose of the vaccine, exceeding the target of 1,468,764 set by the government.

Further, 9,985,471 out of the 21,553,118 elderly people targeted for vaccinations have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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The number of public officers receiving both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine has reached 20,702,169, exceeding the target of 17,327,167.

As for people in the vulnerable and general category, 69,915,183 people have been vaccinated so far out of the 141,211,181 people targeted in the category. Among 12–17 year olds, 18,359,687 out of the 26,705,490 targeted recipients have received two doses of the vaccine.

During a virtual discussion held by the National Pediatrics Association on Saturday, Head of the National Commission for Post-Immunization Adverse Events Hindra Irawan Satari said that serious events or illnesses after immunization are usually not caused by vaccination.

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Translator: Prisca T V, Mecca Yumna
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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