"I gathered some information during the inspection. First, the participants need to register online. After that, their health will be examined. If they are healthy, they will be immediately vaccinated," the Vice President stated.
During the inspection, the Vice President was accompanied by Bekasi Regency Health Agency Head Sri Enny and other officials.
"The program is well prepared," Ma'ruf said.
According to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), safety is the highest priority for the upcoming covid-19 vaccination and the Government will always comply with scientific principles in vaccine procurement.
In addition, the Government will use vaccine from brands listed by the World Health Organization (WHO).
After the vaccine arrives in Indonesia, he added, several procedures will be done to ensure the vaccine is safe for the public.
As the supervisory agency, the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) will conduct standard testing and verification in advance to issue emergency use authorization (EUA) for the vaccine.
Considering the aforementioned procedures, the vaccination will begin at the end of this year or early next year.