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May 9, 2021, 09.38 AM

Retno also affirmed Indonesia’s stance to phase out patents for the Covid-19 vaccine to increase their global production and guarantee countries around the world equal access to the vaccine.


Indonesia Still Has Much to Do to Reach Herd Immunity

Indonesia still has a long way in reaching President Joko Widodo’s goal of attaining herd immunity before 2022.

“The number of Indonesians who received their second Covid-19 vaccination numbered 8.583.854 people, or 21.27 percent of the nationwide target,” said the Ministry of Health’s website at on Saturday.

The website noted that the figures are lower than the 13,284,422 people who received their first shot, or 32.92 percent lower than the nationwide target for the vaccination drive.

The figure of less than 22 million is lower than “the 40,349,049 people designated to be fully vaccinated in the first two stages.” The website revealed that most of those who received their vaccinations are from the health sector, public officials, and the elderly.

Less than 1.5 million health workers or 100.9 percent have received their first shot, while 1,364, 073 of them have received their second jabs. Of 17 million public officials, more than nine million received their first shot, while 5.4 million others have received their second shot.



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