Almost a million doses of Pfizer have arrived in Indonesia from Italy
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Indonesia has received nearly one million doses of PfizerThe Italian government’s COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, said the director general of information and public communication at the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, Usman Kansong.
“We received the first stock of COVID-19 vaccines that arrived in 2022 today, January 1, 2022. The vaccines that have arrived are 999,180 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, in support of the Italian government,” he said. he informed in a press release. issued on Saturday.
The vaccines were obtained under the COVAX program, he said. With the arrival of the latest batch, the total number of vaccine doses Indonesia has received, both as finished products and raw materials, has so far reached around 470 million, Kansong said.
Vaccine arrivals in Indonesia reflect the government’s commitment to ensure the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine in the country, he added.
He also called for active community participation in the immunization program.
“Vaccination and health protocols are health protection measures that cannot be abandoned at this time, including in anticipation of the Omicron variant whose cases continue to grow,” Kansong said.
“The Ministry of Health has indicated that this variant (Omicron) is more transmissible but has a lower risk of causing severe symptoms. However, we must remain vigilant because the COVID-19 situation is still very dynamic and is evolving rapidly”, he explained. .
He then called on the community to carry out outdoor activities wisely and to avoid traveling abroad.
The Indonesian government launched a nationwide vaccination program on January 13, 2021, with the aim of boosting immunity against COVID-19.
According to data provided by the Ministry of Health, as of January 1, 2021, nearly 161,901,957 citizens received their first COVID-19[female[feminine jab, while 114,041,953 were fully vaccinated against the virus.
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