Jakarta, The Indonesia Post – The COVID-19 Task Force informed that the recipients of the third dose of COVID-19 vaccination or booster dose in Indonesia on Tuesday reached more than 60.38 million people.
According to data from the COVID-19 Task Force in Jakarta, Tuesday, quoted by ANTARA, it is known that the number of residents who have received booster doses of vaccination has increased by 14,581 people to 60,384,057 people.
Meanwhile, residents who have received the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or the complete dose were recorded to have increased by 4,650 people to 170,889,941 people.
While the first dose of vaccination was recorded to have been carried out on 203,326,561 people, an increase of 12,021 people from the previous day.
The government has also implemented a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccination or a second booster dose for health workers. The number of recipients of the second booster dose vaccination was 285,079 people.
In addition, the Task Force informed that the number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia increased by 5,070 on Tuesday, bringing the current total to 6,354,245.
The Task Force reminded residents to continue to follow health protocols to prevent transmission of COVID-19 and to undergo booster vaccinations after receiving a full dose of vaccination.
Previously, the COVID-19 Handling Task Force asked local governments to re-strengthen education to the public in their respective regions regarding the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination in response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases.
Coordinator of the Expert Team and Government Spokesperson for COVID-19 Handling, Prof. Wiku Adisasmito, said strengthening education was aimed at accelerating the increase in COVID-19 vaccination coverage in the regions.
Wiku said, with intensive communication, education and information regarding the importance of vaccination for the community, it is hoped that awareness to vaccinate will continue to increase, especially the coverage of the second and third doses of vaccination which still needs to be increased. T.W004. (ojn/bbs)