Jakarta: Distribution of the covid-19 vaccine is currently ongoing in Indonesia. The safety and halal status of the covid-19 vaccine from Sinovac has been confirmed by Indonesian authorities.
Head of the Fatwa and Halal Division of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), Asrorun Niam Sholeh said the halal fatwa for the Sinovac covid-19 vaccine was issued early this year. Meanwhile, Head of the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM), Penny K Lukito, ensured that the covid-19 vaccine is safe for humans.
"Based on the results of the quality evaluations, BPOM can ensure that the vaccine do not contain dangerous ingredients," said Penny.
This is one of the issues that will be discussed during the Media Group News Summit Indonesia 2021 (MGN Summit) on January 27-28.
A discussion titled "Public Health: What To Expect from Vaccine" will be moderated by the Chairman of the Media Group Editorial Board, Usman Kansong. The speakers at the event are Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Chairman of the Eijkman Institute Amin Soebandrio, and Deputy Speaker of People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) Lestari Moerdijat.
MGN Summit: Indonesia 2021 is a hybrid event which is divided into several sessions. In each session, there will be several speakers such as government representatives, businessmen, academics, and experts.
One of the important elements of the MGN Summit is the presentation of the survey results from the News Research Center (NRC) of the Media Group News. The survey was conducted nationally in 34 provinces in the country.
Four issues were highlighted in the survey, namely economic recovery, public health, green energy and tourism. Apart from these four big issues, the MGN Summit will also discuss other issues, especially the impact of the Covid-19 crisis.