Jakarta: The Indonesian Ministry of Health has established the Covid-19 Vaccine Implementation Team to support the upcoming covid-19 vaccination program.
"The team consists of planning, logistics and implementation divisions," said Minister of Health's Special Staff Mariya Mubarika in a written statement on Wednesday.
According to the Ministry of Health official, the team will study the covid-19 situation in the country and formulate the most appropriate vaccination strategies.
Early this week, Head of the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) Penny Lukito said the safety aspect of the covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma in partnership with private Chinese biopharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech was good.
Moreover, Penny stated that BPOM is committed to providing vaccines that meet efficacy, safety, and effectiveness.
If the safety and effectiveness aspects can be obtained, BPOM can provide Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).