January 11, 2022, 06.55 PM

Recently, the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for five types of Covid-19 booster shots to improve the protection people have from the first two doses previously received. The five vaccines are CoronaVac (Sinovac), Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Zifivax.

The EUA would allow the implementation of homologous and heterologous booster vaccine programs. The homologous vaccination uses the same vaccine type as the primary series vaccine, while the heterologous vaccination uses a different vaccine type from the initial vaccine.

Also readIndonesia to Begin Covid-19 Booster Shots on Jan. 12

The first three vaccines comprising CoronaVac, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca will be used for homologous vaccination. The other vaccine types will be used for heterologous vaccination.

“PT Bio Farma’s Coronavac vaccine is used for homologous vaccination which will be given one dose to people aged 18 years after receiving the complete primary vaccine in six months,” BPOM head Penny Lukito told a press conference on Monday, Jan. 10.

She also said that the Pfizer vaccine will be used for homologous vaccination.
Besides the five vaccines, BPOM is currently conducting clinical trials for other Covid-19 vaccines that will also be used for the booster jabs. “We hope that BPOM will issue the authorization for emergency use in a few days.”

(Writer: Dian Erika Nugraheny | Editors: Krisiandi, Dani Prabowo)

Sources: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2022/01/11/13452411/jokowi-vaksinasi-booster-mulai-12-januari-2022-gratis-untuk-warga?page=all.

https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2022/01/11/14004591/jokowi-saya-putuskan-vaksin-booster-gratis-karena-keselamatan-rakyat-yang.

Dapatkan update berita pilihan dan breaking news setiap hari dari Kompas.com. Mari bergabung di Grup Telegram "Kompas.com News Update", caranya klik link https://t.me/kompascomupdate, kemudian join. Anda harus install aplikasi Telegram terlebih dulu di ponsel.

Page:


Recommendation
Comment wisely and responsibly. Comments are entirely the responsibility of the commentator as regulated in the ITE Law
Report
Thank You! We have received your report. We will remove comments that conflict with the Community Guidelines and the ITE Law.

More Headlines

News
August 8, 2022, 09.07 AM

ASEAN Wraps Up Foreign Ministers Talks

Business
August 5, 2022, 10.13 PM

China Begins to Ship Bullet Trains to Indonesia

News
August 3, 2022, 02.03 PM

ASEAN Warns Myanmar Against More Executions

Close Ads