Indonesia has signed two deals to procure 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccines from British pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca and US vaccine developer Novavax, the foreign minister says.
"Today we have secured more vaccine supply from AstraZeneca and Novavax, with 50 million doses, respectively," Retno Marsudi said.
The signing of the procurement deals comes just a day after Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said that Indonesia would be signing deals with AstraZeneca and US pharmaceutical company Pfizer in a bid to secure more coronavirus vaccine to inoculate about 18 million out of its population of 269 million.
The deal with Pfizer to procure a confirmed 50 million doses and another 50 million optional doses is expected to be signed in the first week of January.
Marsudi also said that 1.8 million doses of CoronaVac vaccine from Chinese company Sinovac is scheduled to arrive in the country on Thursday, following the first 1.2 million doses that arrived earlier this month.