Ministry Of Health: Vaccine Inventory Continues To Increase In Quarter Four, Reaching 80 Million Doses
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JAKARTA - Spokesperson for the COVID-19 Vaccination of the Indonesian Ministry of Health, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, said that the supply of vaccines in the country is expected to continue to increase until the fourth quarter of 2021. "This vaccine will increase in October, November, December 2021, up to 80 million doses," said Siti. Nadia Tarmizi was present virtually in the Productive Spirit Dialogue on Tuesday which was monitored from Jakarta, Tuesday, July 28, reported by Antara. To date, Nadia said, Indonesia had received a total of 151.9 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. On Tuesday afternoon Sinovac vaccine was added by 21.2 million doses.

"This amount is the largest shipment that Indonesia has ever received. Previously it was approximately 10 million to 13 million doses from Sinovac," he said. According to Naida, the vaccine will be used in August 2021 to increase the dose of vaccine injected to the beneficiaries. In July 2021 , said Nadia, Indonesia received a total of 54 million doses of vaccine consisting of 39.2 million doses of Sinovac in bulk, 6.7 million doses of Astrazeneca, 4 million doses of Sinopharm for Mutual Cooperation and 4.5 million doses of Moderna. There will be approximately 60 million doses in August, 60 million doses in September and 80 million doses in October, November and December," he said. Nadia said the total vaccines in semi-finished and finished forms would be processed to produce a total of 151.9 million. additional vaccine doses. "All new vaccine needs can be met when all of them are sent by the vaccine manufacturer until December 2021. So this vaccination is indeed given We have to do this in priority and gradually considering the arrival of the vaccine which is also gradual," he said. Nadia added that the report related to the low vaccine supply in several regions in the past week due to the limited national vaccine stock. "Because the number of vaccines received at 151.9 million doses is actually still approximately 30 percent of the total vaccine needs in Indonesia of 462 million doses," he said. numbered 63 million people. As many as 45 million people of whom received the first dose and around 18 million people received the second dose. "It's quite a lot, of course if we look at the 63 million more that we have injected," he said. He said the current COVID-19 vaccination target was set at 208, 2 million target souls. This number increased from the initial target of 181.5 million people after the addition of targets from the 12 to 17 year age group.

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