Jakarta, 6 October 2021 (TDI): On Wednesday, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Indonesia announced the arrival of 800,000 Pfizer vaccines in Jakarta. The Covid-19 vaccines were administered by the United States to help Indonesia tackle the pandemic.
The US donated additional 800,000 Pfizer doses to Indonesia, reaching the total amount of over 13 million vaccines delivered to the country so far. The United States has delivered the vaccines under COVAX, a global initiative to expedite the immunization process, with the help of USAID and its local partners. Usman Kansong, the Director-General of Information and Public Communication of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology stated that with the recent US donation, the vaccines that arrived in Indonesia have reached 276,960,670 in total, and also highlighted several target areas with low vaccination rates. He also encouraged the local governments in his statement to accelerate the vaccination programs countrywide.
Indonesia is regarded among the top ten countries of the world having the highest number of vaccinations. Under the COVAX initiative, the USAID has reached the goal of providing more than 60% of the population with critical Covid-19 assistance, including oxygen supplies, vaccines, testing, and treatment in the most vulnerable areas.
The US-donated vaccines arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia.