According to the Lianzao Daily News on December 16, Indonesia plans to take the lead in vacculating the elderly working population against the novel coronavirus, which is the opposite of the priority target of the elderly and the weak in most countries around the world.
Bloomberg reported that the Indonesian government announced that the 18-59 age group will be given priority vaccination, and that medical staff, police and military personnel will be the first to vaccinate in this group.
Amin, director of the Eijkman Institute of Molecular Biology in Jakarta, said that this is to achieve herd immunity. He pointed out that after vaccination, the most active and exposed people aged 18 to 59 can form a barrier to epidemic prevention and protect other age groups.
According to the Indonesian government’s plan, they will need 247 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to vaccinate 107 million people or 67% of the 18-59-year-old population, which accounts for only about 40% of the total population of Indonesia, which is far below the general definition of herd immunity. To achieve herd immunization in a country, the immunization population generally needs to reach between 60% and 72%.