5.5 Mn Doses of Covovax, AstraZeneca Vaccines Arrive in Indonesia

3 December 2021 16:46 WIB

Cargo officers deliver boxes containing AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine upon arrival at Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Thursday 2 September 2021. A total of 500 thousand doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrive in Indonesia from the Australian Government. ANTARA PHOTOS/FAUZAN

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia has just received a shipment of 5.5 million doses of AstraZeneca and Covovax vaccines on Thursday, December 2. 

The Communication and Informatics Ministry Director General of Information and Communication, Usman Kansong, said the shipment mostly contained Covovax with 4,865,000 doses last night at 22:40 Western Indonesia Time (WIB) while the shipment of 656,000 AstraZeneca doses arrived at 22:10 WIB.

He said these additional doses would boost the national vaccination program and showed the government’s commitment to securing vaccine supplies to inoculate most of the Indonesian population against COVID-19.

Usman called on members of the public to constantly obey existing health protocols from mandatory face masks, washing hands, maintaining physical distances, avoiding crowds, and restricting mobility.

Read: Indonesia Stresses Need for Raising Global Vaccine Production

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