January 5, 2021, 05.15 AM
South Sumatra Provinces Health Service receives 30 thousand vials of the Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by Sinovac from Bio Farma on Monday, (4/1/2021) KOMPAS.com/AJI YK PUTRASouth Sumatra Provinces Health Service receives 30 thousand vials of the Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by Sinovac from Bio Farma on Monday, (4/1/2021)

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – State owned Indonesian pharmaceutical company Bio Farma has started to distribute the first Covid-19 vaccines from its Chinese counterpart Sinovac, which arrived in Indonesia at the end of 2020.

Bio Farma Head of Corporate Communications Iwan Setiawan confirmed that the vaccines came from the 1.2 million doses that arrived in Indonesia in December 7, 2020.

“[Bio Farma] distributed more than 700 thousand ready-to-use vials of the vaccine on January 3 and 4,” he said on Monday, January 4. “401,240 vials were sent to 14 provinces on January 3, while 313 thousand vials of were distributed to 18 provinces.”

Also read: 1.2 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine from China's Sinovac

The distribution of the vaccines are as follows:

January 3, 2021 (14 Provinces):

1. Central Java = 62.560 vials

2. East Java = 77.760 vials

3. Bali = 31.000 vials

4. Banten = 14.560 vials

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