Indonesia is vaccinating younger people first. Here's why

A healthcare worker holds a swab sample for the coronavirus disease antigen test in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

With other countries opting to vaccine the elderly first, the world is watching this approach closely to determine its merits. Image: Hendra Nurdiyansyah/Antara Foto via REUTERS

Stanley Widianto
Politics Reporter, Reuters
Tabita Diela
Economics Reporter, Reuters
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An armed police officer stands guard next to a truck containing Sinovac's vaccine for coronavirus disease as it arrives in Palembang, Indonesia.
A truck containing the Sinovac vaccine for coronavirus. Image: Antara Foto/Nova Wahyudi/ via REUTERS
Officers offload a box of Sinovac's vaccine for coronavirus disease in Palembang, Indonesia.
The vaccine must be transported in chilled trucks like these, to keep the vaccine at optimum temperature. Image: Antara Foto/Nova Wahyudi/ via REUTERS
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