Gov’t Working on Road Map for COVID-19 Vaccination: Coordinating Minister
Date 12 Oktober 2020
The Government is working on the road map for COVID-19 vaccination, according to Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto
“The President demands that the road map for the vaccination will be completed this week,” the Coordinating Minister said after attending a Limited Cabinet Meeting on the Report of the Committee for COVID-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery, Monday (12/10).
The Coordinating Minister said that the COVID-19 vaccination will be provided for five groups.
The first group is the frontline workers involving in COVID-19 handling, including medics and paramedics, personnel of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) and the Indonesian National Police (Polri), law enforcement officials, and public servant (3.4 million people). The second group is community members, religious leaders and regional apparatus in districts, villages, and neighborhood units (5.6 million people). The third group is 4.3 million educators in early childhood education, kindergarten, elementary school, junior high school, senior high school and university level. The fourth group is Government officials (central and regional governments as well as legislative members) with 2.3 million vaccine recipients. The fifth group is 86 million beneficiaries of the premium subsidy (PBI) of the Social Security Agency for Health Care (BPJS Kesehatan).
“The subtotal is 102 million (people). With 57 million (people) aged between 19 and 59, the total is 160 million (people),” Airlangga said.
Regarding the procurement of vaccine, the Government continues to seek cooperation with a number of relevant parties and encourage the production of the national red and white vaccine. The vaccine manufacturers Sinovac, Sinopharm, and CanSino have reaffirmed their commitment to supply vaccine.
“With Sinovac, we have a detailed procurement schedule of 143 million (doses) in cooperation with Bio Farma. Sinopharm will provide approximately 15 million (doses) this year, while CanSino promises us approximately 100 thousand (doses) at the end of December and 15 million (doses) next year,” the Coordinating Minister said.
Airlangga further said that Minister of Health and Minister of State-Owned Enterprises are involving in the final negotiation with AstraZeneca for the procurement of 100 million doses of vaccine. (DND/UN)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Mia Medyana