Indonesia Hits Milestone of Giving 1.3 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Jabs Per Day
The Government Saturday (26/06) administered 1.31 million daily doses of COVID-19 vaccine, earlier than the target set by the President in July.
“Indonesia succeeded in administering 1.3 million daily doses of COVID-19 vaccine per day yesterday. The vaccination drive is supported by the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI), the Indonesian National Police (Polri), regional governments, state-owned enterprises and private sector,” Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin said, Sunday (27/06).
According to Budi, the Government will continue to take measures to ensure the availability of vaccine to accelerate the vaccination drive.
“Vaccination is one of the important measures in curbing the spread of the virus; thereby reducing the spike in cases and bringing us out of the pandemic. One of the Government’s measures is to ensure the availability of vaccine and accelerate the vaccination drive so that more and more people can be protected,” he said.
As of 26 June, he added, more than 27 million people have received the first jab of vaccine and 13 million people have received the second jab.
Budi also underscored that the Government also continues to maintain multilateral and bilateral cooperation to ensure the availability of vaccine and keep the vaccination rate at one million doses per day.
“I am calling on all Indonesian people to use this opportunity because only through vaccination and implementation of strict health protocols can we overcome the pandemic,” the Minister said, while praising health workers, including doctors, laboratory workers, nurses, ambulance drivers, and volunteers for their hard work and dedication during the pandemic.
“We will continue to strive to protect and meet the needs of health workers across the country,” Budi concluded. (PR Ministry of Health/UN) (RI/EP)