In a bid to immediately achieve herd immunity, the Government continues to speed up the national COVID-19 vaccination drive.
“More than 100 million citizens have received their first dose and more than 50 million Indonesians have received the second dose,” Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin said in a press statement after attending a limited cabinet meeting on evaluation of public activity restrictions (PPKM), Monday (11/10).
Citing the data from Ministry of Health as of 11 October at 12:00 Western Indonesian Time (WIB), the first dose of vaccine has been administered to 100,322,375 people (48.17 percent), while the second dose of vaccine has been administered to 57,607,200 people (27.66 percent).
“It places us in the fifth position among countries in the world which have more than 100 million vaccinated citizens,” the Minister said, adding that the daily vaccination rate had surpassed two million doses on 23 and 25 September.
“I hope we can continue to surpass two million jabs per day more often in the future,” he added.
In addition, the Ministry, he added, has also received approximately 226 million doses of the vaccine and has been distributed 205 million doses throughout Indonesia, in addition to 5 million doses that are still in shipping process.
“There will be stocks of 50 million doses in 34 provinces for the next 2-3 days that should be enough for us to accelerate the vaccination drive,” he remarked. (TGH/UN) (GWH/EP)