JAKARTA – Provision of booster vaccines for the prevention of Covid-19 begins on Wednesday 12 January 2022. Based on the decision President Joko Widodo, the provision of this booster vaccine is free for all Indonesian people.
Here are the facts that the booster vaccine starts and is free, which is summarized in Jakarta, Sunday (16/1/2022).
1. Types of Vaccines Used
The five types of vaccines that have qualified and obtained the EUA for use as booster vaccines, are the CoronaVac, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Zifivax vaccines.
These five vaccines are considered to have met the requirements to be used as booster vaccines, after passing the evaluation process of the POM RI together with a team of expert drug and vaccine assessors.
2. Residents Are Asked To Follow Mechanism
Minister of Communication and Information (Menkominfo) Johnny G. Plate asked all Indonesians to follow the government’s mechanisms and regulations regarding the provision of booster vaccines for Covid-19.
“The public is expected to follow the booster vaccine mechanism regulated by the government through the Ministry of Health,” Johnny said in his written statement.
3. Mechanism of Giving Booster Vaccines
The mechanism for the process of giving booster vaccines in the early stages of booster recipients must be 18 years and over.
Those who receive additional doses of the Covid-19 vaccine must also ensure that they have received the complete dose (dose I and II) within a minimum period of 6 months. Regarding priority groups, the elderly and vulnerable groups (immunocompromised) are the most prioritized groups to receive booster vaccines.
4. Sri Mulyani Sends Money to the Minister of Health
The Ministry of Finance (Kemenkeu) stated that the booster vaccine budget has been given to the Ministry of Health.
As is known, this booster vaccine is paid for by the government according to instructions from President Joko Widodo.
“This has been budgeted for by the Ministry of Health, this is one of the anticipatory measures we know during the health pandemic. We have budgeted for our booster,” said Head of BKF Febrio Kacaribu in a virtual video.
5. RI Get Vaccine Grant
Sri Mulyani said that Indonesia had also received a vaccine grant that could ease the burden from the state budget.
“We also received a grant of 1 million doses from Covax and here we are too, I want to link it with the G20 now. Anticipation of a pandemic must be global because globally there is no way to recover from a pandemic if there are 1-2 countries whose vaccinations are not carried out,” he said.