Indonesia to Begin Covid-19 Vaccinations for the Elderly Next Week

February 20, 2021, 06.50 AM
Indonesia's Vice President Ma'ruf Amin gets his first Covid-19 vaccine dose at his official residence in Menteng, Central Jakarta on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.  Dok. KIP/SetwapresIndonesia's Vice President Ma'ruf Amin gets his first Covid-19 vaccine dose at his official residence in Menteng, Central Jakarta on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.

“The recipients for the former can register through a link with the Ministry of Health at www.kemkes.go.id , while those who opted for the latter can go to the Covid-19 Mitigation and National Economic Recovery Committee [KPC-PEN] at www.covid19.go.id ,” Nadia pointed out.

Indonesia authorized the vaccination of the elderly, after tests of Sinovac's Coronavac vaccine in Brazil proved safe for senior citizens. Coronavac made up the majority of Indonesia's Covid-19 vaccine.  

A Ministry of Health report on February 8 noted that the elderly make up 47 percent of Covid-19 fatalities, though they only make up about 10 percent of coronavirus cases. The number of Covid-19 cases currently stand at 1,263,299 people with 34,152 deaths.

(Writers: Dian Erika Nugraheny, Sania Mashabi | Editor : Dani Prabowo, Rakhmat Nur Hakim, Bayu Galih)

Sources: 

https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/02/19/22580081/kemenkes--vaksinasi-covid-19-lansia-diharapkan-bisa-dimulai-pekan-depan?page=all#page2

https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/02/19/23023951/pemerintah-distribusikan-7-juta-dosis-vaksin-covid-19-untuk-vaksinasi-lansia?page=all#page2

https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/02/19/16271851/update-19-februari-ada-160142-kasus-aktif-covid-19-di-indonesia

 

 

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