WHO praises Indonesia for vaccine efforts: What you need to know
The World Health Organization (WHO) has praised Indonesia and its leadership in its effort to promote equal access for COVID-19 vaccines via COVAX. COVAX is a global initiative that aims to provide 2 billion COVID-19 vaccines by end of this year to all the countries in the world. WHO representative in Indonesia, N Paranietharan, praised the country in a press conference by saying, "we have to appreciate Indonesia’s global leadership”. On Monday Indonesia has received 1.1 million doses of vaccine and is expected to receive more than 11 million doses by end of May 2021. Indonesia is currently using the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for its mass vaccination program, however, it says that it will allow private companies to secure their vaccine supplies in the future.