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Jakarta Post

More Sinovac vaccine arrives in Indonesia ahead of vaccination drive

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 12, 2021   /  07:20 pm
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An airport worker transports a container of COVID-19 vaccines at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten on Jan. 12. Indonesia has received 15 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccine produced by Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech Ltd. in this third consignment, after previously receiving 3 million doses.(Antara/Dhemas Reviyanto)

Indonesia has received the third batch of COVID-19 vaccines produced by Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech Ltd. on Tuesday, a day before health authorities officially start the vaccination drive by injecting the vaccine to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. An additional 15 million doses of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine, CoronaVac, arrived at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, on Tuesday. This was the third consignment of the Sinovac vaccine to arrive in Indonesia. The country had previously received 1.2 million doses of the vaccine on Dec. 6 and 1.8 million more on Dec. 31. National COVID-19 task force chief Doni Monardo, who witnessed the arrival of the third batch, urged the public to keep adhering to the strict health protocol even though the government would start the vaccination drive in the near future. “The arrival of these vaccines...