Jakarta (ANTARA) - As many as 13 Indonesian provinces have fully vaccinated 70 percent of their residents against COVID-19, Spokesperson for the Health Ministry Mohammad Syahril has reported.

"Today, as many as 13 out of 34 provinces have achieved 70 percent of the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination (complete dose). Eight other provinces have completed vaccination for the elderly and two provinces have achieved 50 percent booster vaccination (coverage),” he informed in an online press statement, accessed from Jakarta on Friday.

The 13 provinces that have achieved 70-percent complete dose coverage are Jakarta (114.27 percent), Bali (96.54 percent), Yogyakarta (94.39 percent), Riau Islands (84.73 percent), East Kalimantan (78.76 percent), West Nusa Tenggara (74.49 percent), Central Java (74.41 percent), Central Kalimantan (74.04 percent), West Java (73.81 percent), Bangka Belitung Islands (73.70 percent), East Java (72.28 percent), North Sumatra (72.01 percent), and North Kalimantan (71.26 percent).

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The eight provinces with 70 percent complete dose coverage among the elderly are Jakarta (96.15 percent), West Java (82.37 percent), West Sumatra (79.07 percent), Yogyakarta (76.83 percent), Bali (75.81 percent), North Sumatra (72.46 percent), Riau Islands (71.73 percent), and Banten (71.26 percent).

Meanwhile, the two provinces with 50 percent booster vaccination coverage are Bali (64.55 percent) and Jakarta (54.17 percent).

Syahril said Indonesia is also seeking to vaccinate as many as 234,666,020 children aged over six.

"The achievement of dose 1 (among children) is already 85.78 percent, dose 2 is 71.89 percent, and booster is 27.38 percent," he added.

Syahril said that the World Health Organization (WHO) has asked all countries in the world to achieve 70 percent complete dose coverage by June 2022.

Meanwhile, Indonesia's achievement, based on the target population of more than 270 million people, has also been fulfilled, with 74.50 percent of people receiving the first dose and 62.44 percent getting the complete dose.

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Translator: Andi Firdaus, Resinta S
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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