Good News, Complete Covid-19 Vaccination in Indonesia Reaches 70 Percent Target – There is good news for the development of Indonesia’s Covid-19 vaccination. As of Friday (4/3/2022), the coverage of the second dose of Covid-19 vaccination has reached 70.38 percent or 146,577,204 doses, of the target population of 208,265,720.

“The achievement of the 2nd dose of vaccination is important in efforts to handle and prevent the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia. However, our journey does not end here. Our target is to be able to reach 70 percent of the total population of Indonesia, plus the booster vaccination which is now open to the public and can be done after 3 months from the primary vaccination doses 1 and 2,” said dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi M. Epid., Spokesperson for the Covid-19 Vaccination of the Ministry of Health.

The effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccination is still high to prevent patients with severe symptoms from dying from Covid-19. From January 21-February 26, 2022, of the 5,013 Covid-19 patients who died, it was still dominated by patients who had not been fully vaccinated (69 percent). In addition, vaccination is also very necessary for the elderly, comorbid groups, and children who are considered susceptible to severe symptoms when infected with Covid-19.

Booster vaccine illustration. [ANTARA]
Booster vaccine illustration. [ANTARA]

Another indicator of the handling of Covid-19 that continues to improve is the decline in daily confirmed cases, which today reached 26,347, down from yesterday (3/3) which was at 37,259. The number of active cases also fell by 14,443 to 517,253 after yesterday at 531,696.

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“Currently, we are still trying to control the pandemic by consistently reducing the number of cases, the positivity rate, to fatalities nationally. Currently, 15 provinces have consistently shown a decrease in the number of daily cases and 8 provinces have shown a decline in the number of daily cases. This is a positive signal for the efforts that have been made together,” said dr. Nadia.

In addition, the Ministry of Health also continues to urge the public to be willing to cooperate in testing and tracing in order to narrow the scope of Covid-19 transmission. Tightening of health protocols also still needs to be done collectively to help government programs. Likewise, complete vaccinations and booster vaccinations are complementary weapons for the prevention of the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia.