Indonesia on Wednesday (June 30) started to vaccinate children between 12 and 17 years of age to protect them from COVID-19.
The authorities were expected to administer vaccine jabs to 100 children in Jakarta in the initial stage as part of a vaccination program, says local media.
The first vaccination was conducted at state-run senior high school SMAN 20 in Central Jakarta.
The Indonesian government announced the country’s first confirmed cases on March 2, 2020.
The country began a nationwide vaccination program to contain infections on January 13.
Indonesia had received 104,728,400 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, comprising 94.5 million Sinovac vaccines, 8.228 million AstraZeneca vaccines, and two million Sinopharm vaccines.
As of Monday, Indonesia has administered a total of 40,349,049 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines.