JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – The Covid-19 vaccine shot will be done in stages due to the current insufficient number of the vaccines in Indonesia, said the Ministry of Health’s health service director general.
“The current number of vaccines will not be sufficient to vaccinate all Indonesians, the immunization will be carried out in stages,” said Abdul Kadir in a statement on Tuesday, November 24.
During the first phase, medical personnel and other health care workers will be the first group in the country to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. This also includes public service officers, including military, police personnel, and law enforcers.
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To ensure the smooth running of the vaccination program, the health service facilities must be ready. This comprises public health centers and their networks, government, and private hospitals and clinics as well as port health centers.
“The health service facilities also include the availability of health care workers, the vaccine cold chain, and the infrastructure to maintain the quality of vaccines,” said Kadir.
“And later there will be monitoring and handling of post-immunization programs according to regulations,” he added.
It was previously reported that once the government is approved for the Emergency Use Authorization from Indonesia’s Food and Drug Administration, vaccination can be done to the citizens to rid the coronavirus that has ravaged the country since the first two cases were confirmed in March.
(Writer: Dian Erika Nugraheny | Editor: Icha Rastika)