Indonesia's proposed budget for Sinovac vaccines at $1.49 billion - minister


FILE PHOTO: A medical worker holds a dose of the Sinovac's vaccine at a district health facility as Indonesia begins mass vaccination for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), starting with its healthcare workers, in Jakarta, Indonesia January 14, 2021. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia has proposed a budget of 20.9 trillion rupiah ($1.49 billion) for procurement of Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine, its health minister on Thursday.

The government also estimated the country's mass vaccination campaign could cost 66 million to 75 trillion rupiah ($4.7 billion to $5.34 billion), he told parliament. Indonesia has received 3 million doses of the Sinovac vaccine, known as CoronaVac and is slated to receive some 122.5 million more.

($1 = 14,050.0000 rupiah)

($1 = 14,050.0000 rupiah)

(Reporting by Stanley Widianto; Editing by Martin Petty)

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