The second or fourth dose of COVID-19 booster vaccine has started today, Friday (29/7/22). All health workers can receive this second booster vaccine, Mother.
The discourse about this second booster has indeed become a hot topic for the past week. The Director General of Disease Prevention and Control (P2P) of the Indonesian Ministry of Health, Dr. Maxi Rein Rondonuwu, stated that the second booster vaccine has been approved by the Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ITAGI).
The Indonesian Ministry of Health (Kemenkes RI) then released a new policy regarding the second booster COVID-19 vaccine. The second booster vaccine is given considering the number of COVID-19 cases that have soared again in Indonesia.
Currently, the second booster vaccination is only prioritized in certain groups. According to the Indonesian Ministry of Health, the second booster COVID-19 vaccine is urgently needed by health workers.
As we know, health workers are at the forefront of handling COVID-19. Not to mention, according to Deputy Health Minister Dante Saksono, there are two doctors who are known to have died from COVID-19 recently, Mother.
Requirements for the second booster COVID-19 vaccine recipient
The government has issued a circular regarding the second booster COVID-19 vaccine for health workers. The circular is intended for all Heads of Provincial, Regency/City Health Offices.
“Considering the increasing number of health workers infected with COVID-19 and the recommendations of the Indonesian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ITAGI) based on letter number ITAGI/SR/11/2022 dated 27 June 2022, efforts are needed to provide the second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccination for health human resources,” said the Director of Disease Prevention and Control (P2P) of the Indonesian Ministry of Health, Maxi Rein Rondonuwu, in the official circular.
The second COVID-19 booster vaccination will be carried out in all health care facilities and COVID-19 vaccination service posts.
The provision of a COVID-19 booster vaccine has indeed begun in Indonesia. But, Mother needs to understand again the requirements to get this second booster vaccine, right? So who can get this second booster vaccine?
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