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Tuesday, 12 January 2021 09:53

Covid-19 Vaccine Arrives Today

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The third phase of the Covid-19 vaccine arrives on Tuesday (12/1/2021) at around 12:20 WIB this afternoon.

The Covid-19 vaccine was welcomed by several ministers and other state officials such as Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Erick Thohir, Minister of Religion Yaqut Cholil Qoumas, and Head of BNPB as Chair of the COVID-19 Handling Task Force Lt. Gen. TNI Doni Monardo.

Previously, Erick Thohir on his Instagram account expressed his appreciation for the halal Covid-19 vaccine based on the decision of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI).

"Alhamdulillah, a halal fatwa decision has been issued from the Fatwa Committee of the Indonesian Ulema Council and an approval for emergency use from BPOM RI for the COVID-19 Vaccine made by Sinovac in collaboration with Bio Farma," said Erick.

According to him, this news is cool news and is very much awaited.

"Now, health workers, public services and the community can be vaccinated without a doubt," he said.

With this MUI fatwa, he continued, the Sinovac vaccine is safe, efficacious, and halal.

"God willing, vaccination accompanied by a disciplined health protocol will protect oneself, the surrounding people, and the country," he hoped.

It is known, the initial stage of Covid-19 vaccination in Indonesia will begin on Wednesday (13/1/2021), with a target of 40.2 million vaccine recipients.

Spokesperson for the Covid-19 Handling Task Force Wiku Adisasmito revealed that the main purpose of vaccination during a pandemic is to create herd immunity.

Vaccination is also expected to reduce the transmission/transmission of Covid-19, reduce morbidity and mortality due to the coronavirus. (RRI)

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