A total of 8,975,366 people in Indonesia have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday, according to the government’s COVID-19 task force.
The figure shows the number of people receiving their first vaccine shots has risen by 137,285 compared to the previous day, the task force revealed.
Meanwhile, 4,378,351 people have got their second dose of the vaccine, an increase of 170,025 compared to the day before.
As of Tuesday, 22.24 percent of the targeted 40,349,051 recipients under the first and second phase of the vaccination program have received their first doses and 10.65 percent have got their second shots of the vaccine.
The government has rolled out a nationwide vaccination program since January 13 this year to stem the spread of the virus.
According to the Health Ministry’s estimates, it will take 15 months to vaccinate about 70 percent of the country’s total population to build herd immunity against COVID-19.
By March, 2022, the government is targeting to inoculate about 181.5 million people, including 1.3 million paramedics and 17.4 million public sector workers, in 34 provinces, the Health Ministry’s spokesperson for the vaccination program, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, stated recently.
Tarmizi noted that the first phase of the government’s immunization program has been divided into two periods: January-April, 2021 and April, 2021-March, 2022. (INE)
Source: Antara News