"Next week, we will receive raw materials to produce 15 million doses of covid-19 vaccine," said President Jokowi here on Tuesday.
According to reports, the raw materials will be delivered by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech and will be processed by Indonesian state-owned firm Bio Farma.
Last month, Indonesia had received 3 million doses of the Sinovac Biotech covid-19 vaccine.
The Indoenesian government plans to launch its covid-19 vaccination program this month. The first group to be vaccinated is medical staff in the upcoming one to three months. There are 1.3 millions of medical staff in 34 provinces who serve as the frontier in fighting against covid-19 pandemic.
On the second phase, the Indonesian government will give vaccine to 17.4 million public officers, followed by 21.5 million of senior citizens aged 60 years and above
The last group to be vaccinated is the general public.