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Indonesia: President Widodo gets first jab in country to launch mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign02:25

Indonesia: President Widodo gets first jab in country to launch mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign

Indonesia, Jakarta
January 13, 2021 at 05:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

Indonesian President Joko Widodo officially kicked off a mass vaccination campaign by being the first in the country to receive the first shot of the Chinese-made Sinovac Biotech's CoronaVac jab, on Wednesday.

The vaccination took place in the Presidential Palace in Central Jakarta and was broadcast live on Indonesian national television.

It is estimated that around 1.5 million health workers will get vaccinated, starting this week. More than 560,000 people are expected to receive their jab in January, while the other 900,000 will have the vaccine administered in February.

Some 17.4 million public officers from high-risk categories will follow.

Indonesia is the worst-hit country in south-east Asia, with 846,765 coronavirus cases and 24,645 related deaths, according to data compiled by John Hopkins University.

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo officially kicked off a mass vaccination campaign by being the first in the country to receive the first shot of the Chinese-made Sinovac Biotech's CoronaVac jab, on Wednesday.

The vaccination took place in the Presidential Palace in Central Jakarta and was broadcast live on Indonesian national television.

It is estimated that around 1.5 million health workers will get vaccinated, starting this week. More than 560,000 people are expected to receive their jab in January, while the other 900,000 will have the vaccine administered in February.

Some 17.4 million public officers from high-risk categories will follow.

Indonesia is the worst-hit country in south-east Asia, with 846,765 coronavirus cases and 24,645 related deaths, according to data compiled by John Hopkins University.

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