Indonesia Reaches 10.8 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations

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  • Health officers are seen checking the health condition of teachers before being injected with the Covid-19 Bio Farma vaccine at SDN 023 Pajagalan, Bandung, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. TEMPO / Prima Mulia

    Health officers are seen checking the health condition of teachers before being injected with the Covid-19 Bio Farma vaccine at SDN 023 Pajagalan, Bandung, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. TEMPO / Prima Mulia

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The number of COVID-19 vaccine recipients increased by 95,060 on Saturday (April 17, 2021) to reach 10,801,244, according to data from the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling.

    Of the total 10,801,244 recipients, 5,889,716 received their second vaccine dose, reflecting an increase of 69,770 in a single day.

    Currently, the government is targeting to inoculate 40,349,049 people under the nationwide vaccination program.

    Those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine so far include healthcare workers, state officials, public service officials, elderly citizens (seniors), government employees, teachers, lecturers, market traders, journalists, and religious leaders.

    Despite the vaccination, they are being urged to remain disciplined in implementing the health protocols to prevent COVID-19 transmission.

    The health protocol measures include wearing masks, washing hands with soap and running water, maintaining a safe distance, avoiding crowds, and reducing mobility.

    Indonesia has so far relied on the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac and some AstraZeneca vaccines received through the COVAX Facility, coordinated by the World Health Organization, for its vaccine program.

    On April 17, 2021, the number of active coronavirus cases recorded in the country in a single day declined by 1,054 to reach 106,243 cases.

    Meanwhile, 5,963 people recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total recoveries to 1,450,192.

    Indonesia also added 5,041 confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the tally to 1,599,763. Meanwhile, 132 more people succumbed to the virus, bringing the total death toll to 43,328.

    Read: Australia to Continue Review of COVID-19 Vaccinations

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