JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesia has distributed a total of 20.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine across the country as of March 27, an official confirmed.
“So, the vaccines have been distributed to all 34 provinces according to the vaccine-allocation plans,” said state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma president director Honesti Basyir during a meeting with the House of Representatives Commission VI overseeing Trade, Industry, and Investments on Monday, March 29.
Of the 20.5 million vaccines received by each province, Honesti added, 14.3 million doses had been distributed to health facilities in regencies or districts.
“Of the total vaccines, 10.4 million doses have been used in the ongoing mass vaccination program in 34 provinces,” he said.
Meanwhile, Bio Farma has received a commitment of 140 million doses of Covid-19 Bulk Vaccine from China’s Sinovac. The supply of bulk vaccine has been shipped to Indonesia starting from January this year, he added.
“We are also in discussion to add about 120 million doses of bulk vaccine. So, in total we plan to bring in 260 million doses of bulk vaccine from Sinovac,” he said.
As of last week, he said, Indonesia has received 53 million doses of bulk vaccine from Sinovac.
“We are expecting for the next shipment. In April, we will be receiving two shipments in the first week and the third or fourth week,” he said.
(Writer: Akhdi Martin Pratama | Editor: Ambaranie Nadia Kemala Movanita)