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June 16, 2021, 05.16 PM

JAKARTA, - President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo aims to speed up the mass vaccination program in Indonesia by administering a million vaccine doses a day starting from July. 

“We have been administering half a million vaccine doses a day. In July this year, we must achieve a million doses per day,” Jokowi said during his visit to the vaccination center at the Bung Karno Gelora Complex Senayan, Jakarta on Wednesday, June 16. 

By accelerating the vaccination program throughout the country, Jokowi hoped that herd immunity will soon be formed. Thus, the rate of Covid-19 transmission can be reduced.

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"We hope this (vaccination) can also be carried out for other sectors so that we can slow down the spread of the Covid-19 in the shortest possible time," he said during the vaccination program provided for the people in the financial services sector. 

The third phase of mass vaccination involved 10,000 peoples in the financial services sector. The program is targeting to inoculate as many as 100,000 people from this sector next week. 

"I hope that other regions can increase the number of the Covid-19 jabs so that the speed of vaccination in the financial services sector will soon reach herd immunity, at least in August," he said.

The Covid-19 vaccination program in Jakarta has entered its third phase since May this year. This stage of vaccination targets vulnerable groups in the red zones (high risk of coronavirus transmission).

Recently, the President instructed Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and other officials to inoculate 7.5 million residents by August.

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