Complete Dose of Vaccination for Children Still Realized 22 Percent


The percentage of the complete Covid-19 vaccination or two doses for the children aged 6-11 years is still at 21.04% in these two months. This figure is still far from the government’s target of full-dose Covid-19 vaccination coverage for 26,400,300 children in Indonesia.

The data is taken from the official vaccination data of the Ministry of Health. As of February 10 at 18.00 WIB, the number of children who have received the complete vaccine is only 5,555,022 children. While the achievement of the first dose of vaccination has reached 16,778,139 children or reached 63.55 from the initial target.

Regarding the achievement of primary covid-19 vaccination in Indonesia as a whole, it was recorded that 187,811,579 people had received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Meanwhile, 134,028,327 people have also completed receiving two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in Indonesia.

According to the statistical data above, the government’s vaccination target has reached 90.18 percent of the total target of 208,265,720 people receiving the first injection dose. Meanwhile, the second dose of injection was only 64.35 percent.

Previously, Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin targeted the Covid-19 vaccination program for children to be completed in June 2022. Furthermore, by June, 450 million doses of vaccine will likely be injected into all Indonesians.

Budi said the acceleration of vaccination was carried out as an additional form of protection for children. This is because children are a vulnerable group exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.529 variant, also known as the Omicron variant.

Children Can Visit Malls and Playgrounds

Meanwhile, the government also allows children to visit malls in areas that apply PPKM level III. However, they must have received at least the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

On the other hand, stricter rules apply to children entering the playground. The government only allows children who have been fully vaccinated (two doses) to enter the playground.

This was confirmed by the Director-General of Regional Administration of the Ministry of Home Affairs Safrizal ZA in a written statement, Tuesday (8/2), “With parental assistance and must show a vaccine certificate at least the first dose. However, if children want to visit the playground, they must show evidence second dose of vaccination.”

Furthermore, children are also required to have received at least the first dose of vaccine if they want to enter cinemas, public facilities, and other public areas.