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Indonesia starts mass vaccination campaign with Chinese Covid-19 jab

Indonesia starts mass vaccination campaign with Chinese Covid-19 jab

dpa
Jakarta
Indonesia launched its mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, using the Chinese-developed CoronaVac jab.
President Joko Widodo was the first to receive the shot in a ceremony at the presidential palace, followed by representatives from the government, the health profession and religious
communities.
“After this, we will extend the vaccination programme to the entire country,” Joko said after receiving the jab. 
“The vaccinations are intended to break the chain of coronavirus transmission, protect people’s health, and support the recovery of the economy,” he added. 
The country’s drug and food agency on Monday authorised the emergency use of the Chinese vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech.
The agency said the decision to issue the emergency use authorization was based on preliminary results of late-stage trials of the vaccine in Indonesia, Brazil and Turkey.

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