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Younger People Get Vaccines First in Indonesia’s Unusual Rollout

  • The country is prioritizing its working-age population
  • Strategy dictated by limited vaccines available to Indonesia
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Indonesia to Vaccinate Young People First in Rollout

Indonesia plans to vaccinate its young working-age population against the coronavirus before the elderly, in contrast to much of the world that’s planning on putting its vulnerable older people first in line.

Southeast Asia’s first country to receive delivery of Covid-19 vaccines will focus on inoculating those between 18 to 59 years of age, starting with those working on the front lines of the pandemic such as health workers, the police, and the military. The U.K. started the Western world’s earliest vaccination program with a 91-year-old woman last week, in line with most other countries.