REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - The first vaccine ordered by the Indonesian government from China arrived in Indonesia on Sunday (6/12), at 21.23 WIB. The vaccine made by Sinovac was brought from China using the Garuda Indonesia plane GIA 810 777-300ER.
"I would like to convey good news, the government has received 1.2 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine made by Sinovac, which we have been clinical testing in Bandung since August 2020," said President Joko Widodo regarding the arrival of the Covid-19 vaccine in a Youtube broadcast.
Jokowi said that the government is still working on 1.8 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine which will arrive in early January 2021. Jokowi continued, in addition to the finished vaccine, this December will also arrive at 15 million doses of vaccine. In addition, in January 2021, there will also be 30 million doses of vaccine in the form of bulk raw materials which will be further processed by Bio Farma.
"We are very grateful. Alhamdulillah, the vaccine is available, meaning we can immediately prevent the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak," said Jokowi.
The Sinovac vaccine is one of the six vaccines that have been ordered by the Government. The government has also tested this vaccine on several volunteers.
Based on the letter number HK.01.07 / Menkes / 9860/2020 dated December 3, 2020, regarding the determination of the type of vaccine for Covid-19 vaccination, specifies several types of vaccines to be used as vaccinations. The six types are produced by PT Bio Farma, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Moderna, Pfizer Inc and Biontech and Sinovac Biotech Ltd.