Jakarta: The Indonesian Ministry of Health has said that Indonesia will receive 3 million doses of covid-19 vaccine from China's Sinovac Biotech by the end of 2020.
"They will deliver 1.5 million doses in November. We then will receive other 1.5 million doses in December," said the Ministry's Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto during a virtual discussion here on Monday.
"It will be given twice. Therefore, we can vaccinate 1.5 million people," said the former government spokesperson regarding covid-19.
In a bid to mitigate the covid--19 pandemic, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has signed Presidential Regulation Number 99 of 2020 on Vaccine Procurement and Vaccination.
Under the regulation, vaccine procurement and vaccination will be carried out from 2020 to 2022 and may be extended by the Committee for Covid-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery upon the recommendation from Minister of Health.
The procurement of the covid-19 vaccines, according to the regulation, includes provision of vaccines, supporting equipment and logistics required, as well as vaccine distribution to the point of delivery set by Minister of Health.
As for covid-19 vaccination, it is also carried out by Ministry of Health.
Taking into account the Committee’s considerations, the Ministry determines the criteria and priorities for vaccine recipients, priority areas for vaccine recipients, schedules and stages of vaccine administration, and vaccination service standards.