Indonesia set to kick off Covid-19 vaccinations for kids aged 6 to 11 from Dec 24

Indonesia set to kick off Covid-19 vaccinations for kids aged 6 to 11 from Dec 24
# 11 December 2021 13:17 (UTC +04:00)

Indonesia is set to start Covid-19 vaccinations for children aged six to 11 from Dec 24, APA reports citing Straitstimes.

"Starting Dec 24, we will prioritise vaccines for children. We have allocated around 58 million to 60 million doses," Deputy Health Minister Dante Saksono Harbuwono told media outlet Tempo on Friday (Dec 10).

The policy for child vaccinations was outlined in an instruction sent by the Home Affairs Ministry with regard to Covid-19 prevention and handling during the Christmas and New Year period.

"Local governments can start vaccinating children aged six to 11 years if they have reached 70 per cent of the vaccination target of at least the first dose and 60 per cent of the first-dose vaccination for the elderly in accordance with applicable regulations," the instruction issued by Home Affairs Minister Tito Karnavian on Thursday said.

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