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Indonesia receives 5.7 million Pfizer vaccines in 3 batches – Informial

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Information (The Jakarta Post)

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Tue 23 November 2021

2021-11-23
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The Director General of Information and Public Communication at the Ministry of Communications and Information Usman Kansong announced that Indonesia had received 5.7 million COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer in three shipments on Saturday. see you Monday.

In accordance with the orders of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, vaccines should be distributed to regions to increase immunization levels there.

“The vaccines in lots 126, 127 and 128 have landed in different cities in Indonesia and will be directly distributed to regional health agencies. We plan to use each dose of the vaccine effectively, in the interest of protecting the health of the community, ”Usman said.

Lots 126 and 127 were part of the US government donation via COVAX. Lot 126 included more than 2.6 million doses of Pfizer vaccine and arrived on Saturday. Lot 127 contained over 800,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine. “The government praises the support of the US government in the form of 3.5 million Pfizer vaccines, which represents the harmonious relationship between the two countries,” Usman added.

He added that at a recent leaders’ meeting in Scotland, President Jokowi thanked US President Joe Biden for his cooperation in the health sector during the pandemic, which included sending vaccine supplies through a program. dose sharing, ventilators, therapeutic drugs and other health equipment.

Lot 128 of the Pfizer vaccine, amounting to more than 2.2 million doses, was obtained through direct purchases and arrived at four airports on Sunday: Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta International Airport), Semarang (International Airport) Ahmad Yani), Surabaya (Juanda International Airport) and Balikpapan (Sepinggan International Airport).

The component of Lot 128 arriving in Jakarta was to be distributed directly to health agencies in West Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, Riau, South Sulawesi, North Sumatra, South Sumatra, Banten and West Java. The vaccines that arrived in the other three cities were to be distributed to local health agencies in those three provinces.

With the arrival of the three batches, the country received 355.7 million doses of vaccine, both in bulk and in ready-to-use form. The government has accelerated the vaccination program.

More than 267 million doses of vaccine were distributed from January to October of this year. In addition to ensuring the availability of vaccines, the immunization program has been accelerated through greater public education on immunization, especially for those who remain hesitant.

“We have confirmed that all COVID-19 vaccines have been guaranteed for their safety and efficacy, and have also already obtained the Food and Drug Surveillance Agency. [BPOM] license, ”Usman said. Quoting President Jokowi, he added that a slight increase in cases had been observed recently in Indonesia.

“We must remain vigilant and maintain the discipline of our health protocol. The current relaxation of restrictions on public activities should not be seen as the end of the pandemic. Please be careful when choosing to travel and maintain the discipline of health protocol, ”he said.