Jakarta: Indonesia is scheduled to receive another 10 million doses of Sinovac covid-19 vaccine in April 2021, according to Dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi, spokesperson of the Health Ministry's Covid-19 Vaccination.
"This number adds to the availability of the Sinovac vaccine in the country, which has reached 28 million doses," she said in a text message here on Sunday.
Of the existing stock of 28 million doses, five million have been distributed to several provinces while 11 million doses will be distributed early this month.
The remaining 12 million doses are still under the process of vaccine production by state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma which has established cooperation with Sinovac.
She mentioned about India's policy on embargo of AstraZeneca vaccine shipment to Indonesia.
"Hence, the delivery is delayed until May 2021," she remarked.
Despite the delay in the AstraZeneca vaccine delivery, she was optimistic that the government would still be able to pursue a herd immunity target by vaccinating a total of 181.5 million Indonesians.
"This will be completed by the end of December 2021. Of course, there is still time for us to accelerate the vaccination coverage according to schedule," she noted.
She also ensured that the covid-19 vaccination program will continue during the fasting month of Ramadan which will start on April 13.