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

A healthcare worker prepares a dose of AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine during a mass vaccination program for Green Zone Tourism in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia, on March 23, 2021.
PHOTO: Reuters

JAKARTA - 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.