A health worker receives his dose of the Sinovac vaccine at RSIA Tambak in South Jakarta on Jan, 15, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Medical Workers in Jakarta Get Their First Covid-19 Vaccine Jab

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

JANUARY 14, 2021

Jakarta. Indonesia has kicked off the first phase of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccine campaign. Being on the front line, medical workers are at the front of the vaccine queue.

The vaccine rollout for health workers in the populous capital city Jakarta has already begun since Thursday. Sixty health workers at the community health center Puskesmas Cilandak in Jakarta already received their first dose of the vaccine from China's biopharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech.

Women and children's hospital RSIA Tambak in Central Jakarta had also registered 61 health workers to be inoculated on Friday morning.

Vaccine recipients must first register and verify their data. They will undergo a medical screening to look out for any comorbid condition. Once vaccinated, they must wait for 30 minutes to monitor any possible side effects.

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had already gotten his Sinovac jab at the State Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday, making him the first Indonesian to do so. 

The vaccination took place right after the National Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) authorized the vaccine for emergency use.

BPOM declared the vaccine's efficacy rate was 65.3 percent based on the late-stage clinical trial -- involving Sinovac's Indonesian counterpart Bio Farma -- in Bandung. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the minimum efficacy rate for vaccine use is 50 percent.

A health worker shows a COVID-19 vaccine at Puskesmas Cilandak in South Jakarta on Jan, 14, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker shows a Covid-19 vaccine vial at Puskesmas Cilandak in South Jakarta on Jan, 14, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
COVID-19 vaccination registration area at RSIA Tambak in South Jakarta on Jan, 15, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The Covid-19 vaccination registration area at RSIA Tambak in South Jakarta on Jan. 15, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker stares on a syringe during COVID-19 vaccination at Puskesmas Cilandak in South Jakarta on Jan, 14, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker stares at a syringe during his vaccination at Puskesmas Cilandak in South Jakarta on Jan. 14, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A doctor inspects a health worker before receives COVID-19 vaccine at RSIA Tambak in South Jakarta on Jan, 15, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker has her blood pressure checked before getting her Covid-19 jab at RSIA Tambak in South Jakarta on Jan. 15, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker takes a selfie during vaccination at RSIA Tambak in South Jakarta on Jan, 15, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker takes a selfie during vaccination at RSIA Tambak in South Jakarta on Jan. 15, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A COVID-19 vaccination process at Puskesmas Cilandak in South Jakarta on Jan, 14, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A vaccinator injects the vaccine at Puskesmas Cilandak in South Jakarta on Jan, 14, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker receives COVID-19 vaccine at RSIA Tambak in South Jakarta on Jan, 15, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker gets her dose of the vaccine at RSIA Tambak in South Jakarta on Jan. 15, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker holds a Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine at Puskesmas Cilandak in South Jakarta on Jan, 14, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A vaccinator draws the vaccine out of its vial at Puskesmas Cilandak in South Jakarta on Jan. 14, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker shows a COVID-19 vaccination card at RSIA Tambak in South Jakarta on Jan, 15, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker shows a Covid-19 vaccination card at RSIA Tambak in South Jakarta on Jan. 15, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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