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

5. Bengkulu = 20.280 vials

6. West Sumatra = 36.920 vials

7. Lampung = 40.520 vials

8. Riau = 20.000 vials

9. South Sumatra = 30.000 vials

10. Jambi = 20.000 vials

11. North Kalimantan = 10.680 vials

12. Papua =14.680 vials

13. North Maluku = 7.160 vials

14. Maluku = 15.120 vials

A container of Sinovacs Covid-19 vaccine arrives in Indonesia on December 31, 2020. The container is part of the second Covid-19 batch to arrive in IndonesiaDok SEKRETARIAT PRESIDEN A container of Sinovacs Covid-19 vaccine arrives in Indonesia on December 31, 2020. The container is part of the second Covid-19 batch to arrive in Indonesia

Also read: Indonesia Receives Additional 1.8 Million Vaccines from Sinovac

January 4, 2021 (18 Provinces):

1. Jakarta = 39.200 vials

2. Yogyakarta = 26.800 vials

3. West Nusa Tenggara = 28.760 vials

4. Gorontalo = 4.800 vials

5. East Nusa Tenggara = 13.200 vials

6. South Kalimantan = 25.000 vials

7. North Sulawesi = 20.400 vials

8. East Kalimantan = 25.520 vials

9. West Kalimantan = 10.000 vials

10. Central Kalimantan = 14.460 vials

11. North Sumatra = 10.000 vials

12. South Sulawesi = 30.000 vials

13. Central Sulawesi = 11.000 vials

14. Bangka Belitung = 6.280 vials

15. Aceh = 14.000 vials

16. Riau Islands = 13.00 vials

17. West Papua =7.160 vials

18. North Sulawesi = 13.200 vials

A vendor in Jakarta walks past a mural calling on the public to combat the COVID-19 di Jakarta, Sunday, (29/11/2020).  ANTARA FOTO/M Risyal Hidayat/aww.ANTARA FOTO/M RISYAL HIDAYAT A vendor in Jakarta walks past a mural calling on the public to combat the COVID-19 di Jakarta, Sunday, (29/11/2020). ANTARA FOTO/M Risyal Hidayat/aww.

Also read: President Jokowi Okays Free Covid-19 Vaccination for All Indonesians

While Iwan confirmed that the vaccines were distributed, he did not say when they will be applied. “The vaccines’ use are still pending the Emergency Use Authorization from the Food and Drug Agency’s [BPOM].”
However, West Java and West Sulawesi have yet to receive the vaccines. Bio Farma has yet to disclose the reasons for the omission.

Sinovac also sent a second batch of 1.8 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to Indonesia on December 31, 2020.

Indonesia also inked deals with AstraZeneca, Novavax and other pharmaceutical companies in its goal to obtain 371 million Covid-19 vaccines through 2022.

The government aims to provide free vaccinations to 181 million Indonesians to achieve herd immunity against the coronavirus.

(Writers: Akhdi Martin Pratama, Reni Susanti, Bandung Contributor | Editors: Ambaranie Nadia Kemala Movanita, Aprillia Ika)

Sources: 

https://money.kompas.com/read/2021/01/04/171721826/700000-vaksin-covid-19-mulai-didistribusikan-ke-seluruh-indonesia?page=all#page2

https://regional.kompas.com/read/2021/01/04/15331861/jabar-dan-sulbar-belum-kebagian-vaksin-covid-19-32-provinsi-lainnya-sudah?page=all#page2

 

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