405,012 Health Workers Have Received COVID-19 Vaccine
As of 29 January, 405,012 health workers have received COVID-19 vaccine and 11,287 of them has received the second dose, according to the data released by Ministry of Health.
“I hope that those who have not had the first dose will get their first dose soon, and those who have had the first dose can immediately get the second one,” Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin said after receiving the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Wednesday (27/01).
Minister of Health said that after the second injection, it takes two or three weeks for developing antibodies in the recipient’s body.
“Maybe it takes two weeks or three weeks, and after that, God willing, our risk of contracting the virus will be lower,” he said.
In the meantime, Chairperson of the Executive Board of the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) Daeng M. Faqih said that the vaccine is important for the safety of health workers.
Daeng also said that the IDI will help facilitate health workers who have difficulty accessing or registering for vaccination.
For the record, of 1,529,934 health workers targetted for the vaccination, 1,500,347 of them have completed registration for the vaccination. (Public Relations of Ministry of Health/TGH/FID/UN) (RI/MMB)