The Indonesian Government has announced that the vaccination coverage in the country has reached more than 200 million doses, according to Spokesperson on COVID-19 and Ambassador for New Habit Adaptation Reisa Broto Asmoro.
“As of today 5 November 2021, at 12.00 Western Indonesian Time (WIB), Indonesia recorded 204,913,735 vaccine shots, which was administered to more than half of the number targeted,” Reisa said in a press release, Friday (05/11).
The number of vaccine shots also includes the cooperation program between the private sector and the Government through the “Gotong Royong” (mutual cooperation) vaccination scheme, which stood at 2.2 million vaccine shots as of 5 November 2021.
Based on data from Ministry of Health, the Government’s vaccination drive has reached around 40 percent of the population for the second dose, while 60 percent for the first dose.
“The World Health Organization (WHO) is determined to administer the first vaccine dose to 40 percent of the world’s population by the end of this year, and another 70 percent by next year,” Reisa added.
Reisa went on to say that Indonesia has passed the target set by the WHO and is in the right direction towards the next milestone.
With this achievement, Indonesia is one of the world’s highest vaccination rates, including India, the United States, Brazil, and Japan, which also provide contributions to vaccinate almost half of the world’s population.
On that occasion, Reisa underlined that this achievement is the hard work result of all components of the nation.
“We all have a role to play without exception, thank you to all the extraordinary Indonesian people,” she said.
At the end of her press release, Reisa invited the entire community to remain disciplined in observing health protocols in order to build health resilience.
“Let’s keep wearing our masks, let’s get vaccinated quickly, let’s end this pandemic together,” she remarked. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/UN) (RIF/LW)
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