President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will get a second Covid-19 booster vaccine, today. This confirmation was conveyed by the Deputy for Protocol, Press and Media, Bey Mahmudin in a short message, Thursday (24/11/2022).
"Yes (the president will be vaccinated with the second booster). As recommended by the Minister of Health (Budi Gunadi Sadikin)," said Bey.
Bey added, after receiving the vaccination, the President would continue his activities as usual. This was done by the Head of State to convince the public that vaccinations do not interfere with their daily activities.
"So Mr. President, Insya Allah, will go straight to Cianjur," he said. "So that people also believe that the vaccine does not interfere with their daily activities."
The Ministry of Health stated that the second phase of booster vaccination for the elderly will begin in November 2022. This second booster vaccine has received Approval for Use in Emergency Conditions (EUA) from BPOM.
The second booster vaccine is given at intervals of six months after the first booster vaccination. This vaccination can be done by the elderly in healthcare facilities or at the Covid-19 vaccination service post. (RRI)