TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Health Ministry spokesperson on Covid-19 vaccination Siti Nadia Tarmizi said the daily trends in vaccination during Ramadan decreased. Based on the ministry’s data, the average number of doses administered in the archipelago is around 200,000 to 250,000 per day during the holy month.
“There is a decline in the number of injections per day in April. There is also a drop in doses administered because perhaps, it still adapts to the condition as it is the beginning of fasting,” said Nadia in a discussion of the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
She reiterated that the downward trend in injections was also attributable to the limited supply of vaccine doses. In March, the country’s vaccine stock reached 18 million. The figure plummeted to around 7-15 million doses in April.
To date, 10,801,244 people have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. The number only reached 26.77 percent of the total target of the first and second stage of the national vaccination program. Meanwhile, 5,889,716 people, or about 14.60 percent have received the second dose.
Indonesia targeted to inoculate health workers, public service workers, and the elderly people totaling 40,349,051 in the first and second stage of the Covid-19 vaccination.