Table of contents:
- Covid-19 Vaccines Circulating in Indonesia
- Covid-19 Vaccine Acceptance Process
- Schedule of Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
The COVID-19 vaccination program is one of the government's efforts to break the chain of transmission of the Corona virus. The COVID-19 vaccine is given in two doses. So, to find out more about the schedule for inter-dose administration, see the discussion in the following article
Various preventive measures were taken to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to implementing he alth protocols, one of the efforts to suppress the spread of the Corona virus is by vaccinating against COVID-19.
Covid-19 Vaccines Circulating in Indonesia
Based on the Decree of the Minister of He alth Number HK.01.97/Menkes.12758/2020, there are various types of COVID-19 vaccines to be used in Indonesia, including vaccines produced by PT BioFarma, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Sinopharm, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Novavax.
Currently there are only two types of COVID-19 vaccines that have been used by the government, namely Sinovac which is made from an inactivated virus or Corona virus that has been killed and AstraZeneca which is made from a genetically modified virus.
Injection of the COVID-19 vaccine will be carried out twice. This aims to optimize the antibodies formed by the body. Thus, the body will have a stronger immune response against the Corona virus.
Covid-19 Vaccine Acceptance Process
The government will provide COVID-19 vaccine in four stages and has started since January 2021. This vaccination program is intended for all Indonesian people.
Currently, the government provides two ways to register for the COVID-19 vaccination. The first way is to fill out a form on the official website of the Ministry of He alth or the official website of the Committee for Handling COVID-19 and National Economic Recovery (KPCPEN).
Participants who choose to register via this form will receive the COVID-19 vaccine through public he alth facilities, both puskesmas and government hospitals.
Meanwhile, the second way to receive the COVID-19 vaccine is through a mass vaccination program organized by certain organizations or agencies in collaboration with the Ministry of He alth or the local He alth Service.
If the participant has registered, the notification regarding the location and schedule for administering the COVID-19 vaccine doses 1 and 2 will be determined by the local he alth office or related organizations and agencies.
Schedule of Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
The Ministry of He alth has recommended the best time interval for the administration of the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The best time to receive the second dose of Sinovac vaccine is 28 days from the first dose, while the AstraZeneca vaccine is 12 weeks.
However, some problems sometimes arise after the first dose of vaccine is injected, so that the second dose is delayed. One example is that participants were infected with the Corona virus after the first dose was injected.
Referring to the recommendations of the Indonesian Association of Internal Medicine Specialists (PAPDI), COVID-19 survivors can be vaccinated 3 months after being declared cured.
This means that participants who are infected with the Corona virus after receiving the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine will also receive the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine 3 months after being declared cured.
In addition, the administration of the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine may also be delayed because participants have other interests on the appointed vaccination day.If this happens, the participant concerned will be given a replacement schedule adjusted by the he alth facility where the participant received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
However, if you are unable to attend the second dose of vaccination, or your first vaccine is out of stock, so it is possible to receive a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine with a different brand, you are advised to confirm in advance with the he alth facility where you received the vaccine. The first COVID-19, to get a replacement schedule.
The provision of the COVID-19 vaccine is now increasingly being carried out in various regions and carried out in stages. Therefore, if you have received an invitation for a COVID-19 vaccination, you should come according to the predetermined schedule.
In addition, you need to remember that receiving a vaccine does not mean that you are completely protected from the Corona virus. You still have to apply he alth protocols by washing your hands regularly, wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, and avoiding crowds.
If you still have questions regarding receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, don't hesitate to consult a doctor. You can also directly contact the local he alth office, the closest medical service from home, or the COVID-19 vaccination hotline at 119 ext 9.