President Jokowi Receives Second Jab of COVID-19 Vaccine
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, on Wednesday (27/1), received the second dose of COVID-19 vacine at the Presidential Palace Jakarta.
Similar to the administration of the first dose, prior to the shot, President Jokowi must go through several steps, including registration and data verification, simple medical examination such as body temperature check and blood pressure test.
The President was given the second jab by Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the President Abdul Muthalib, the vaccinator during the first jab.
Afterwards, the President waited for 30 minutes in anticipation of Post Immunization Follow-up Events (KIPI).
For the record, the CoronaVac vaccine produced by China’s Sinovac Life Science Co. Ltd requires two injections of 0.5 milliliters each with an interval of 14 days. Previously, the President received the first injection on 13 January 2021.
Government Spokesperson for Vaccination Reisa Broto Asmoro stated that the first dose of vaccination aims to introduce the vaccine and its ingredients to the immune system. The first dose is taken to trigger an initial immune response. Meanwhile, the second dose aims to strengthen the immune response that has been formed previously.
“These two doses will trigger a more optimal and effective antibody response in the future,” she said, adding that the antibody would only be optimal 14-28 days after the second jab was carried out.
On the occasion, a number of representatives from various groups who were also given the first dose of vaccine with the President 14 days ago also received their second dose.
After vaccination, the President is scheduled to inaugurate Commissioner General Listyo Sigit Prabowo as Chief of the Indonesian National Police (Kapolri) at the State Palace to replace Gen. Idham Azis who is entering retirement next month. (FID/UN) (FI/LW)