Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia During the Launching and First Jab of IndoVac Vaccine at PT Bio Farma Factory Bandung City, West Java Province, October 13, 2022
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
Peace and prosperity be upon us.
Honorable Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment as well as ministers attending today,
Honorable Governor of West Java as well as Mayor of Bandung City,
Honorable President Director of Bio Farma as well as all ranks of its management.
Many people have no any idea that Bio Farma can produce 3 billion doses of vaccine per year exported to 153 countries.
Bio Farma is in the top five vaccine producers in the world and produces various vaccines, such as those for polio, diphtheria, meningitis, flu, measles, and the last one, the one we launch today, the IndoVac COVID-19 vaccine.
For the polio vaccine alone, Bio Farma controls 70 percent of the world market share, 70 percent.
They supply the polio vaccine to all countries. This is amazing. And starting today, we can produce our own COVID-19 vaccine with a capacity of approximately 20 million doses this year.
The President Director said earlier that it could be 40 million doses next year and if the market still needs it, it can reach 120 million doses of vaccine.
I think this is the hard work of our young human resources for working on a new vaccine, from upstream to downstream, from the beginning of the IndoVac to now 1.5 years later.
They do not make a noise but now we have IndoVac. So, to Minister of SOEs, Minister of Health, do continue to urge Bio Farma so that later it will actually generate more considerable revenue for the country and we could be self-sufficient in matters related to vaccine.
This concludes my remarks on this auspicious occasion.
And, by saying bismillahirrahmanirrahim, I hereby launch the IndoVac vaccine produced by PT Bio Farma Bandung.
I thank you.
Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. (FI/EP)