Jakarta: The Indonesian government has once again received doses of covid-19 vaccines from the COVAX scheme.
1,755,000 of Pfizer vaccine from the United States (US) arrived at Soekarno Hatta International Airport, Tangerang City, Banten Province on Friday, September 17, 2021.
"Alhamdullilah, we have received Pfizer vaccine from the US Government, amounting to 2,632,500 doses through the COVAX Facility, each of which was sent in two stages, 877,500 doses on September 16 and 1,755,000 doses on September 17," said Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in her statement on Friday morning.
"It is part of the planned 4,644,900 doses. According to the plan, 1,140,750 doses will arrive on September 19 and 871,650 doses will arrive on September 23," added the Indonesian Foreign Minister who is currently in the US.
Previously, the Indonesian government received 8,00,160 doses of Moderna vaccine through the US government's dose-sharing program.
"Meaning, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines from the US will total 12,645,060 doses," the Foreign Minister added.
Apart from the United States, Indonesia also received 968,360 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from France yesterday.
It was the second delivery of a total commitment of 3 million vaccine doses.