Indonesia Receives Another Batch of Sinovac Vaccine
In a bid to meet the needs for vaccine to carry out national vaccination drive that targets approximately 208.2 million people, the Government again secured the supply of COVID-19 vaccine that landed at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang, Banten, on Monday (06/09).
“We thank God Almighty for His grace and blessing that we can witness the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, namely five million doses of Sinovac vaccine in finished form,” Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said in a virtual press statement on the arrival of the vaccine.
According to the Minister, it is the 50th batch since the arrival of the first batch which was exactly ten months ago. The total number of Sinovac vaccines that have arrived in the country is 33 million doses in finished form and 153.9 million doses in bulk form. In addition, Indonesia has also secured 19.5 million doses of AstraZeneca, 8 million doses of Moderna, 2.75 million doses of Pfizer, and 8.25 million doses of Sinopharm vaccines.
“Overall, Indonesia has received 225.4 million doses of vaccines from various brands, both in finished and bulk forms,” Airlangga said, adding that the arrival of vaccine affirms the Government’s commitment to work hard to secure vaccine supply for the implementation of national vaccination drive.
“The arrival of a total of five million doses of vaccine manufactured by Sinovac [Biotech] will ensure our vaccine stock is safe,” he said. (FID/UN) (GWH/MMB)