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Indonesia to roll out mass COVID-19 vaccinations next week

With 229m doses secured, vaccinating 67% of population may take over three years

Indonesia has taken delivery of 3 million doses of China's Sinovac vaccine, as part of more than 229 million doses it has secured from pharmaceuticals around the world.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia is set to start vaccinating its population against COVID-19 next week, a senior minister said, as the country tries to stem the spread of the virus and get its economy back on track.

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto announced the plans on Monday after a ministerial meeting. He added that the program is contingent upon emergency use approval from the country's food and drugs agency as well as the vaccine receiving a halal certification.

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