Gov’t Receives Pfizer, AstraZeneca Vaccines
Indonesia, on Thursday (19/08), received 1.56 million doses of Pfizer and 450,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
According to Spokesperson for the COVID-19 Task Force Wiku Adisasmito, the Indonesian Food and Drug Administration (BPOM) has issued emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer vaccine in July 2021.
“This Pfizer vaccine will be administered to people aged 12 years and over,” he said in a press statement on the development of COVID-19 handling at Graha BNPB (the National Disaster Mitigation Agency), Jakarta, Thursday (19/08).
The COVID-19 Task Force has asked regional governments who will receive the Pfizer vaccine allocation to use it immediately in order to protect the people and expand the scope of COVID-19 vaccination drive.
Besides Pfizer vaccines, Indonesia also obtained the AstraZeneca vaccines from the Netherlands through a bilateral scheme.
“It is expected that the arrival of these vaccines can accelerate the national vaccination drive. So that more and more people can get vaccinated and are protected from COVID-19 in order to create a productive and COVID-19 safe society,” said Wiku. (KPCPEN Communication Team/UN) (FI/LW)