Indonesia receives 819,600 Moderna Covid-19 vaccines from the Netherlands


TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Indonesia has received 819,600 doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine from the Dutch government.

“The Indonesian government expresses our highest appreciation and gratitude to the countries that have contributed to the donation of vaccines,” said Director General of Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, Usman Kansong, in his statement of Saturday, October 30.

The 108th arrival added the total of the Covid-19 vaccine received by Indonesia to 313,155,360. Indonesia has obtained the vaccines of different brands by direct purchase or donation from other countries. “The continued vaccine arrivals are helping efforts to speed up and scale up the immunization program to make it more optimal,” Usman said.

In addition to the availability of vaccine stocks, the government also provides education to the public, especially regarding the hoaxes that are circulating. Usman said the hoaxes hampered the vaccination program in several areas.

He claimed that all Covid-19 vaccines of any brand are effective and have received approval from the Food and Drug Surveillance Agency (BPOM). Usman therefore urges those who have not yet received the pictures to get them immediately. In addition, in order to prevent the third wave from arriving, the government reminds the population to maintain health protocols.

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