Pfizer, Moderna vaccines available at all Jakarta health facilities

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines available at all Jakarta health facilities

A resident receives a Pfizer shot at a Community Health Center (Puskesmas) in Johar Baru sub-district, Central Jakarta on August 25, 2021. (ANTARA/Mentari Dwi Gayati/am/rst)

Other than that, health facilities can only inject Pfizer vaccine for Jakarta residents with their identity card as proof
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been made available at all health facilities and vaccination centers in Jakarta city to support new policies for accelerating COVID-19 immunization, the Jakarta Health Service has informed.

 

"Starting today, Moderna and Pfizer vaccination services are available in all health facilities and vaccine centers in Jakarta," head of the Jakarta Health Service, Widyastuti said, on Thursday.

 

Citizens across Indonesia can get the Moderna shot by showing their identity cards at health facilities and vaccination centers, she disclosed.


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The Pfizer vaccine is only available in vertical hospitals, namely hospitals owned by the Ministry of Health and health facilities overseen by the ministry, she added.

 

Pfizer is also available at TNI/Polri health facilities, and citizens across Indonesia can get the vaccine using their identity cards, Widyastuti said.

 

"Other than that, health facilities can only inject Pfizer vaccine for Jakarta residents with their identity card as proof," she added.

 

The Pfizer vaccine is being given to residents aged 12 years and above and pregnant women, she informed. Meanwhile, the Moderna vaccine has been approved for residents aged 18 years and above and pregnant women, she added.

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People who are immunocompromised, such as those with severe comorbid diseases, autoimmune diseases, and patients on immunosuppressant therapy, must comply with the doctor's recommendations, she stressed.

 

"Community health centers (Puskesmas) will coordinate with hospitals if further examination is needed on prospective vaccine participants according to medical indications," Widyastuti said.


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The Sub-Department of Health Service and Puskesmas will maximize health facilities and vaccination centers in each region to simultaneously serve all types of vaccination programs using Sinovac, AstraZenecca, Moderna, and Pfizer vaccines, she informed.

 

Earlier, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were only available at certain health facilities, Widyastuti noted. For example, the Pfizer vaccine was only available at 16 health facilities initially, then its provision was expanded to 59 health facilities, and now the vaccine is available at all health facilities and vaccination centers, she added.


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