President Widodo to get second COVID jab on Wednesday

Jakarta President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is scheduled to receive the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday (January 27, 2021).

“Mr. President will receive the second shot of the vaccine on Wednesday (January 27, 2021), in accordance with the given schedule,” chief of the Presidential Secretariat, Heru Budi Hartono, said in Jakarta on Tuesday.

The Sinovac-made CoronaVac vaccine needs to be administered twice at an interval of 14 days, with each inoculation dose at 0.5 mililiter.

President Joko Widodo received the first shot of the Sinovac vaccine on January 13, 2021. He was the first Indonesian to receive the vaccine.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, revealed that 179 thousand out of the 1.48 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across Indonesia as of January 25, 2021. Indonesia is among the ASEAN member states to roll out a COVID-19 vaccination campaign at the start of this year, Hartarto noted.

He said the first phase of the free COVID-19 vaccine program, which will last from January to April, 2021, will target 1.3 million medical workers, 17.4 million public service officers, and 21.5 million senior citizens.

The second phase of the program, which will be conducted from April, 2021 to March, 2022, will cover 63.9 million vulnerable people living in areas with the highest risk of COVID-19 transmission and another 77.4 million people.




Source: Antara News


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