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Fourth dose vaccinations for health workers will begin July 29

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The fourth dose or second booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be provided to health workers from Friday, July 29, 2022, based on a circular recently issued by the Ministry of Health.

Director General of Disease Prevention and Control at the ministry, Maxi Rein Rondonuwu, said circular letter number HK.02.02/C/3615/2022 regarding the second reminder of COVID-19 vaccinations for human resources in the sector of health was delivered to all regions. Thursday.

“Today, a circular was issued to all health offices and hospitals for the implementation of the second booster (vaccinations) for health workers,” he informed Thursday.

According to the Ministry of Health, vaccine brands that have obtained an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the National Food and Drug Control Agency (BPOM) can be used for the second booster dose or the fourth dose of vaccinations for health workers taking into account the availability of vaccines.

The second booster dose will be administered six months after health workers have received the first booster dose.

The second booster will be available at health facilities and COVID-19 vaccination posts.

The deployment of the second booster dose for health workers has been approved by the Indonesian Immunization Technical Advisory Group (ITAGI), Rondonuwu informed.

Health workers are on the front lines of delivering health services, and they are at risk of contracting COVID-19 while on duty, Deputy Health Minister Dante Saksono Harbuwono said when contacted separately on Thursday. .

According to COVID-19 vaccination data viewed on the official website of the Ministry of Health on Thursday, the number of health workers targeted for vaccinations is 1,468,764.

So far, 138.43% of targeted beneficiaries have received the first dose of vaccine, 134.99% of targeted beneficiaries have received the second dose and 114.28% of targeted health workers have received the third or first dose reminder.

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