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Indonesia's vaccine roll-out
« on: January 14, 2021, 11:35:09 PM »
Indonesia receives first COVID vaccine from China's Sinovac
December 6, 20207:51 AM

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-indonesia-vaccine/indonesia-receives-first-covid-vaccine-from-chinas-sinovac-idUSKBN28G0KJ

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia received its first shipment of coronavirus vaccine from China on Sunday, President Joko Widodo said, as the government prepares a mass inoculation programme.

Jokowi, as the president is widely known, said in an online briefing that the Southeast Asian country received 1.2 million doses from China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd., a vaccine Indonesia has been testing since August.

He added that the government plans to receive another 1.8 million doses in early January.

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Indonesia is also expected this month to receive shipments of raw materials to produce 15 million doses and materials for 30 million doses next month, the president said.

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021, 09:06:01 AM »
Indonesia permits private COVID-19 vaccination scheme
By Stanley Widianto
FEBRUARY 26, 20211:47 AM

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-indonesia-vaccine/indonesia-permits-private-covid-19-vaccination-scheme-idUSKBN2AQ16C

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia has authorised one of the world’s first private vaccination schemes to run alongside its national programme so that companies can buy state-procured vaccines to inoculate their staff in Southeast Asia’s biggest country.

The initiative, approved by a government regulation, has drawn criticism from some health experts who warn it could worsen inequity.

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The regulation stipulates that companies can buy vaccines and inoculate staff and their families for free at privately-run health centres with vaccines distributed by state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma.

The vaccines in the scheme must differ from the current rollout, which includes China’s Sinovac Biotech and is slated to include the AstraZeneca and Novavax vaccines.

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A Bio Farma official told the news conference that it was in talks with Moderna Inc on securing vaccines for the private scheme, a day after a minister said two million doses of China’s Sinopharm vaccine had been lined up.

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Re: Indonesia's vaccine roll-out
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2021, 09:06:18 AM »
Indonesia Has Administered 2.6 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine
BY :THE JAKARTA GLOBE

FEBRUARY 27, 2021

https://jakartaglobe.id/news/indonesia-has-administered-26-million-doses-of-covid19-vaccine

Jakarta. Indonesian health authorities have administered 2.6 million doses of coronavirus vaccine since mass vaccination campaign began on Jan. 13, according to government figures released on Saturday.

A total of 1.6 million citizens have received the vaccine, with around 1 million already getting double shots of the vaccine produced jointly by state-run pharmaceutical company Bio Farma and China’s Sinovac Biotech.

The country is currently in the second stage of vaccination after a vast majority of registered medical workers received the vaccine in the first stage.

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