Moderna vaccine is used for booster vaccination of 1.47 health workers or third dose vaccination. Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said the 4 million doses of Moderna vaccine donated by the United States would come in stages starting this week.
The Moderna vaccine has also received an emergency use permit (EUA) from the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM). Here are the facts about the Moderna vaccine, which are summarized from various sources.
- Moderna Vaccine Efficacy
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine has 94.1 percent efficacy for ages 18-59 years. Meanwhile, the efficacy data for ages 18-65 years exceeded 80 percent. “Efficacy data based on phase 3 clinical trial data showed that there were 94.1 percent at the age of 18-65 years and 86.4 percent at the age above 65 years.
- Side effects of modern vaccines
Quoted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are several possible side effects that arise after the Moderna vaccination. These include pain at the injection site, redness, and swelling.
Other side effects of the Moderna vaccine found were fatigue, headache, muscle aches, chills, fever and nausea. Moderna vaccine side effects occur within a day or two of getting the vaccine. No need to worry if you feel these side effects, it is a sign that the body is building protection and the side effects will disappear in a few days.
- Get BPOM permission
The Food and Drug Administration (BPOM) issued an emergency use permit (EUA) for the Moderna vaccine on July 2, 2021. It was emphasized that the level of safety and side effects of this vaccine was generally classified as well tolerated.
Based on the results of the BPOM study together with the expert team of the COVID-19 vaccine assessment committee and ITAGI (Indonesia Technical Advisory Group on Immunization) showed that in general the safety of the vaccine could be tolerated with both local and systemic reactions with severity grades 1 and 2.
- Can fight the new variant of Corona
Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin said the administration of the Moderna vaccine as a booster for health workers was expected to help protect them against the new variant of Corona. Head of BPOM Penny K Lukito said the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine was still effective against a number of new variants of Corona. And also there is data showing that the efficacy is still protecting people who are not infected with COVID-19 in Alpha, Beta, Gamma virus variants, and I think we also assess that this virus variant develops.
- WHO ‘Certified’
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine has also been included in the World Health Organization’s Emergency Use List (EUL) as of 30 April 2021. The WHO’s emergency use listing (EUL) assesses the quality, safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine and is a prerequisite for vaccine supply to the COVAX facility. . It also allows countries to expedite their own regulatory approvals for importing and administering COVID-19 vaccines,” the WHO released on its official website. In addition to the Moderna vaccine, Pfizer vaccines, AstraZeneca vaccines, Janssen vaccines, Moderna, Sinopharm and Sinovac are also on the list. EUL.