Five Million Doses Sinovac Vaccine Arrives in Indonesia
Indonesia on Friday (13/8) received another five million doses of Sinovac ready-to-use vaccine via Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang, Banten.
“Alhamdulillah, this afternoon Indonesia received five million doses of ready-to-use Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccine in the form of 1 ml vials,” said Head of the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) Penny K. Lukito in a press statement to welcoming the arrival of the vaccine.
This is the 36th batch of vaccine arrival in the country since 6 December 2020. Penny said that this was one of the Government’s efforts to continue to meet the need for the availability of vaccines used in the national vaccination drive.
“The arrival of this vaccine certainly adding the number of vaccine doses for the program. To date, Indonesia has already received more than 185 million or close to 200 million vaccine doses,” she said.
Penny said that the BPOM continues to review the implementation of the vaccination drive in the country, including in its development, cooperation, and distribution.
Until August 2021, the Government continues to expand and accelerate the vaccination drive to meet the target of two million doses of vaccination per day to achieve herd immunity.
“To date, more than fifty million people have been vaccinated. We hope that the target to achieve herd immunity of 280 million people can be reached as soon as possible,” said Penny, while expressing appreciation to all parties involved in the national vaccination drive.
“Appreciation to all parties involved in the implementation of vaccination, especially Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI), the Indonesian National Police (Polri), and of course other institutions involved. Moreover, the health workers and volunteers, as well as the public who support the acceleration of vaccination in Indonesia,” she said. (FID/UN) (EST/MMB)