The Garuda Indonesia Boeing 777-300ER aircraft carrying the corona vaccine arrived at Soekarno Hatta Airport at around 21:20 WIB, Sunday (7/12/2020). The arrival of the plane was broadcasted live on the Presidential Secretariat YouTube account.
As is well known, Minister of Health, Terawan Agus Putranto issued a Decree of the Minister of Health Number HK.01.07 / Menkes / 9860/2020 concerning the Determination of Vaccines for the Implementation of the 2019 Corona Virus Disesase Vaccination (Covid-19).
The Minister of Health’s decision stipulates six types of Covid-19 vaccines that can be used in the vaccination process in Indonesia.
The six vaccines are produced by Bio Farma, Astra Zeneca, China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation (Sinopharm), Moderna, Pfizer Inc and BioNtech, and Sinovac Biotech.
“Determining the type of Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine produced by PT Bio Farma (Persero), AstraZeneca, China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation (Sinopharm), Moderna, Pfizer Inc and BioNTech, and Sinovac Biotech Ltd, as a type of COVID-19 vaccine which can be used for the implementation of vaccination in Indonesia, ” the decree said.
The six vaccines can only be used when a distribution permit or an emergency use authorization (EUA) is obtained from the Food and Drug Administration (BPOM).