Jakarta: The Indonesian government, through the Ministry of Health, has distributed at least 157 million doses of covid-19 vaccines to regions across the archipelago.
“We have distributed 157 million doses to regions. The doses have been received by local governments,” Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin said here on Monday.
According to the Health Minister, as many as 116 million doses have been given to the general public. Meanwhile, the remaining doses are being stored by local authorities.
“We distributed the vaccines to provinical governments. The provinces then distributed the vaccines to regencies and cities. The vaccines were eventually received by health facilities,” the Health Minister explained.
370,105 people received their second of covid-19 vaccine in the past 24 hours, taking the number of fully vaccinated people to 42,104,839 according to Indonesia’s covid-19 task force.
Meanwhile, 544,368 people received their first dose of covid-19 vaccine in the past 24 hours, bringing the number of people who are at least partially vaccinated against covid-19 to 73,310,563.
To achieve herd immunity, the Indonesian government plans to vaccinate at least 208 million people, including children aged 12 or older.