Suara.com – The initial stages of the vaccination program will be for the frontline at high risk, namely health workers and public service workers. Then gradually will be extended to all groups of society at large.
So when will the general public get the Covid-19 vaccine?
Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said that for the general public, the vaccination process will begin in April or May, after giving vaccines to groups of public officials.
“So we will start for public officials and it will be around March April. If for example it is completed, it is hoped that the end of April or early May we can do it for the whole community, the stages are something like that,” said Budi Gunadi in a working meeting with Commission IX DPR RI, Jakarta. virtually, Tuesday (12/1/2021).
Currently, BGS, as he is known, is the priority for the government to provide vaccines for health workers as many as 1.48 million people, public workers as many as 16.4 million people and elderly people as many as 21.5 million people, where the vaccination period is between January to April 2021 or on the first wave.
Meanwhile, for the second wave or in the period April 2021 to March 2022, it will be given to vulnerable groups of 63.9 million people, and other groups of people as many as 84.72 million people.
Meanwhile, for the use of early stage vaccines derived from Sinovac can only be used for people with an age range of 18-59 years.
“Indeed, the current vaccine that Sinovac has had its clinical trial until the age of 59 years, we hope that with Pfizer and Astrazeneca coming in April, it is a vaccine that has been in clinical trials for over 60 years,” he concluded.
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