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Indonesia to give booster shots to public from Jan 12 as Omicron spreads

JAKARTA, Jan 3 — Indonesia will start giving Covid-19 booster shots to the overall public from January 12, well being minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin stated as we speak, as the Omicron variant spreads within the nation.

Health employees got booster doses in July and the plan now’s to cowl all adults who took their second shots over six months in the past. Some 21 million might be coated underneath the booster programme this month, Budi stated.

“It has been determined by Mr. President that (the programme) will start on January 12,” he stated.

Indonesia has absolutely vaccinated 42 per cent of its 270 million inhabitants, utilizing shots produced by China’s (*12*) Biotech , Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna.

Budi advised a information convention that the nation will want about 230 million doses for boosters and has secured almost half of them.

The Omicron variant has contaminated over 150 folks in Indonesia since its detection final month, the vast majority of whom have been worldwide travellers.

Budi stated six of the instances stemmed from native transmission within the capital Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, and Bali island.

Indonesia grappled with a devastating second wave of infections in July, however case numbers have plummeted since then. — eNM

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