Indonesia says arrival of 30 mln AstraZeneca vaccine doses delayed to 2022

Reuters | Jakarta | Updated: 08-04-2021 09:13 IST | Created: 08-04-2021 09:13 IST
Indonesia says arrival of 30 mln AstraZeneca vaccine doses delayed to 2022

Indonesia's health minister said on Thursday that the country would receive 20 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine via a bilateral deal in 2021, instead of the 50 million doses that had been initially agreed.

The remaining 30 million doses will be shipped in 2022, minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin told a parliamentary hearing.

Indonesia is also slated to receive 54 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in phases via the COVAX global-vaccine alliance scheme, though Budi said Indian export restrictions would delay shipments in April.

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