5,124,948 Indonesians vaccinated against COVID-19

A total of 5,124,948 Indonesians, comprising health workers, public service workers, and the elderly, have been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far.

According to data provided by the Task Force for COVID-19 Handling, 165,885 additional people received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday compared to the previous day.

Meanwhile, 2,221,200 of the total recipients were administered their second dose, an increase of 152,800 compared to the previous day.

So far, 12.70 percent of the total 40,349,051 people targeted under phase I and stage II of the vaccination have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Meanwhile, only 5.50 percent of the targeted recipients have been administered the second vaccine dose.

Providing more details, the task force said that 98.21 percent of the 1,468,764 targeted health workers have received the first dose. Meanwhile, 83.82 percent of the targeted recipients have received their second dose.

For public officials, 15.74 percent of the 17,327,169 targeted recipients have been given the first jab, while 5.67 percent have received their second dose.

Of the 21,553,118 elderly people targeted under the vaccination program, just 4.43 percent have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, only 0.04 percent of the targeted recipients have received their second jab.

Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration (BPOM) has stated that the use of the vaccine made by AstraZeneca, which was suspended, can now be resumed for the COVID-19 vaccination program.

The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has also cleared the South Korean SK Bioscience vaccine for use.

Earlier, on a different occasion, the MUI had appealed to Muslims to not hesitate to get the COVID-19 jab during fasting as receiving the vaccination would not be considered as breaking fast, based on a fatwa (edict). (INE)

 

Source: Antara News

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