More than 172 thousand Indonesians have been vaccinated against Covid-19 – The Covid-19 vaccination process in Indonesia has been going on since January 13, 2021. To date, 172,901 people in Indonesia have accessed the Covid-19 vaccination injection in the first phase.

Data on people who have received the Covid-19 vaccination includes health workers from 13,525 health service facilities such as hospitals, laboratories, and health centers in 92 city districts in 34 provinces of Indonesia.

“There are about 27,000 health workers who have not received vaccinations, because, because it was canceled or postponed for a number of reasons,” said the spokesman for the Covid-19 Vaccination Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) RI, dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi, MPH at a media meeting of the Indonesian Ministry of Health, Saturday (23/1/2021).

Healthcare workers who are canceled and postponed receive this vaccination due to various conditions that are not possible, such as high blood pressure above 140 per 90, being pregnant and breastfeeding to health workers experiencing comorbid or comorbid illnesses.

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Illustration of the Covid-19 vaccine. (Shutterstock)

Some health workers were also found, who were categorized as cured or Covid-19 survivors. Given that Covid-19 survivors are among the groups who will not receive the vaccine first.

This is because in his body, it still has antibodies that can have immunity against Covid-19 if it is re-infected.

Meanwhile, the Covid-19 vaccination process against these nakes will continue with the target of 1.47 million nakes who get injections.

Although there are some who have not registered in the first stage of vaccination, these health workers will still be injected with the vaccine in the second stage of injecting outside of the 92 registered municipalities.

“We know that this vaccination is very important to give to health workers, so that we can reduce the severity, even deaths due to Covid-19. Moreover, more than 600 health workers have died due to being infected with Covid-19,” concluded Nadia.

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