"It is true (that the vice president was vaccinated) at 8:30 a.m. local time at the official residence," Masduki Baidlowi, the vice president’s spokesman, stated.
Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin and COVID-19 Task Force Head Doni Monardo bore witness to the vaccination.
A recommendation was earlier awaited from the Presidential Medical Team over the COVID-19 vaccine shot for the 77-year-old vice president on account of his health since he had comorbidity.
"The vice president is ready (to be vaccinated) at any time, but that will later be determined by the health team and the Presidential Medical Team," Masduki had stated in early February.
The Food and Drug Control Administration (BPOM) has issued the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine, Coronavac, to the group of people aged 60 years and above in Indonesia.
The BPOM issued the permit on February 5, with two doses of each injection and each dose administered at an interval of 28 days.
According to BPOM Head Penny Lukito, the emergency use permit is based on the results of monitoring for phase I and II of the clinical trial processes in China for administering vaccine to residents over 60 years of age.
The results of the clinical trial in China of the 400 elderly administered the Coronavac vaccine injection indicated an immunity level of up to 97.96 percent following the second injection.
The BPOM also took into account the results of the Phase III clinical trial in Brazil that showed the vaccine shots administered to 609 elderly generally led to mild side- effects: pain, nausea, fever, swelling, redness of the skin, and headaches.
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