"The training is still ongoing," said Ministry of Health's Disease Control and Prevention Acting Director General Budi Hidayat here on Thursday.
"There are a total 440 thousand health workers who are committed to supporting the covid-19 vaccination program," the Ministry of Health official stated.
Early this week, Head of the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) Penny Lukito said the safety aspect of the covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma in partnership with private Chinese biopharmaceutical firm Sinovac Biotech was good.
Moreover, Penny stated that BPOM is committed to providing vaccines that meet efficacy, safety, and effectiveness.
If the safety and effectiveness aspects can be obtained, BPOM can provide Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).