By Rebecca Henschke & Pijar Anugrah
BBC World Service

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image copyrightEPAimage captionYounger workers, like this Jakarta mall vendor, are seen as key to tackling the virus crisis

Indonesia is rolling out a mass free Covid-19 vaccination programme in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus and get its economy going again.

But the country is taking a markedly different approach to others. Instead of vaccinating elderly people in the first phase, after frontline workers, it will target younger working people aged 18 to 59.

President Joko Widodo, 59, has volunteered to be first in line. Vice-President Ma'ruf Amin, 77, will not get the jab early as he is too old.