JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesia’s Ministry of Health has announced that the government will have sufficient supply until mid of August to administer 50 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines.
“Currently, we have 50 million doses comprising 10 million doses of AstraZeneca and the rest are Sinovac vaccines which are still being processed into ready-to-use ones. [The vaccines] will be enough until mid-August,” the ministry's Covid-19 vaccine spokesperson Siti Nadia Tarmizi told Kompas.com on Tuesday, July 27.
She said that in total the government has received 127.9 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine so far.
"We have received a total of 127.9 million doses of vaccine. Of this number, six million doses are allocated for the mutual cooperation program [private vaccination scheme] and 4.5 million doses of Moderna vaccines have been distributed," said Nadia.
She said that Indonesia has administered 63 million doses of vaccines.
Next month, the government is scheduled to receive 45 million doses of vaccines produced by Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Pfizer.
By the end of 2021, Indonesia is expected to receive a total of 440 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, she added.
Previously, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said as many as 18.3 million people have received both doses of the vaccines.
"We have administered 63 million doses. About 44.9 million citizens have received the first dose and 18.3 million have received both doses,” Budi told an online press conference after attending a limited cabinet meeting on Monday, July 26.
Indonesia has targeted to vaccinate 181.5 million or 70 percent of the population to achieve herd community to fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
(Writer: Dian Erika Nugraheny| Editor: Kristian Erdianto)