Elderly, Persons with Comorbidities Can Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
Ministry of Health confirmed that COVID-19 vaccine can be given to senior citizens, persons with comorbidities, COVID-19 survivors, and breastfeeding women after going through additional examination to collect anamnesis.
Under a Circular Number HK.02.02/I/368/2021 on COVID-19 Vaccination to Elderly, Person with Comorbidities, COVID-19 Survivors, and Delayed Target, the Ministry sets up conditions that must be met for that aforementioned group to receive vaccine.
As for senior citizens aged 60 and above, they will receive two doses of vaccine in 28 days interval. Meanwhile, those with comorbidities of hypertension can receive the vaccine except for patients presented with a hypertensive crisis (blood pressure more than 180/110 MmHg).
People with diabetes can receive the jab in the absence of acute complication. The vaccine can also be given to cancer survivors and breastfeeding women. As for COVID-19 survivors, they can receive the vaccine three month after they have recovered.
All vaccination posts must be equipped with anaphylaxis kit and are monitored by hospitals or community health centers (puskesmas).
Health units at provinces and regencies/cities must disseminate the update to the public, particularly those falling into ‘delayed target’ category, and take any necessary measures for the success of vaccination program. (MINISTRY OF HEALTH PR/UN) (RAS/LW)