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Indonesia Speeds Up Coronavirus Vaccination

Up to now, Indonesia has been vaccinated with 200 million doses of crown disease vaccine, but there is a big gap in vaccination rates across the country. The government is rushing to speed up the vaccination in some areas before the end of the year, so as not to cause the third outbreak after the end of the year and the New Year's Day holiday next year.

Jakarta Post reported that President Zoco announced on Monday that the government had vaccinated more than 200 million doses of vaccines for local people as of last week. Zoco had planned to have 270 million doses of vaccine by the end of this year, and at least 70% of the adult population in the country should be vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine.

After Indonesia launched the vaccination program in March this year, the highest vaccination rates in several areas up to now include Java Island and Bali Island, two rapidly developing islands, and the vaccination rates in other island villages and towns are obviously low.

The vaccination rate in Bali has reached 87%, and only 18% in remote areas in the east.

As of Tuesday, the national vaccination amount was 204 million doses. 38% of the country's 208 million adult population has been vaccinated, and the remaining 60% has been vaccinated with the first dose of vaccine.

But as of Tuesday, almost all adult populations in Jakarta had been vaccinated, and the vaccination rate of the adult population in Bali reached 87%, which is higher than the national vaccination rate. The most remote places in the east, Papua and Maluku, have only 18% vaccination rates.

Minister of Health Budi said at the hearing of the Congressional Health and Manpower Committee on Tuesday, "The President asked us to have at least one dose of vaccine for 60% of the country's adult population by the end of this month ... It is a bit difficult to achieve the goal because only 13 of the 34 provinces in China have at least 60% of the adults vaccinated with the first dose of vaccine".

However, Buddy stressed that he was confident that he could finally achieve this goal because the government can now vaccinate about 50 million people every month. He said that the government will also strengthen the vaccination schedule for the elderly. Elderly people are the top priority for vaccination, but only about 26% of the 21 million elderly people in China have completed vaccination.

There are many reasons for the uneven vaccination rate in Indonesia, the most important of which is the government's vaccination strategy.

From the very beginning, the authorities gave priority and made every effort to promote the vaccination progress in the most densely populated islands of Java and Bali. The government believes that priority should be given to vaccination in densely populated areas in order to effectively suppress the infection rate.

Other reasons for the uneven vaccination rate are the uneven distribution of vaccines and the lack of proper management, as well as the lack of infrastructure, which makes it difficult for people to reach the vaccination site.

Indonesia notified 480 new cases yesterday.

As for the epidemic situation of crown disease, according to the Indonesian Ministry of Health, there were 480 new cases in Indonesia on Wednesday, with a total of 4,249,323 cases. The number of death cases increased by 14, with a total of 143,592 cases.