Indonesia is back with 5 million doses of Sinovac vaccine on Monday, August 23, 2021. This number adds to the total number of vaccines that Indonesia has currently received, which is more than 200 million doses of both finished and bulb vaccines.
Quoted from the kemenkeu.go.id page, Indonesia’s success in obtaining vaccine stocks amid vaccine scarcity isn’t easy.
“During the shortage of vaccines in the world today, ensuring the availability of vaccine stocks is not an easy task. Therefore, Indonesia should be grateful that we are a country that has succeeded in securing vaccine stocks for the protection needs of our families,” said Heru Pambudi, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Finance at the 42nd Phase of the Covid-19 Vaccine Arrival Press Conference which was held virtually.
At this time, 57 million Indonesians have been vaccinated. 31 million of them have been vaccinated in two doses.
The vaccination programs’ acceleration and optimization of available vaccines aim to accelerate herd immunity development in the community. The Ministry of Finance has allocated a budget of IDR 57.75 trillion for the vaccination to achieve this.