In a bid to tackle COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has announced it will continue to speed up COVID-19 vaccination coverage throughout Indonesia.
Based on report from Ministry of Health, as of April 29, 2022, national vaccination has surpassed 400 million doses.
“It is a great achievement thanks to support from everyone,” Ministry of Health’s Spokesperson for COVID-19 Siti Nadia Tarmizi, Saturday (04/30).
For the record, first-dose vaccination coverage has reached 199,31 million doses or 95.70 percent of the target, second-dose vaccination coverage has reached 165.07 million doses or 79,26 percent of the target, while booster vaccination coverage has reached 39.35 million doses or 18.90 percent of the target.
On that occasion, Nadia also called on everyone to support senior citizens to immediately get vaccinated, adding that the elderly group has always been the Government’s priority to get vaccinated because they belong to a vulnerable group that has a high risk to get infected by COVID-19.
In addition, first-dose vaccination coverage for the elderly has reached 17.62 million doses or 81.74 percent of the target, second-dose vaccination coverage has reached 14.1 million doses of 64.99 percent of the target, and booster vaccination coverage has reached 3.95 million doses or 18.33 percent of the target.
Nadia further said that the Government will continue to carry out vaccination drive throughout the country.
To that end, she called on everyone to get vaccinated at vaccination sites or vaccination centers provided by the Government. (PR of Ministry of Health/UN) (AP/HD/EP)