“We’re presently reviewing which vaccines have already got an EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) for younger individuals. What we’ve noticed is that there are two on our record; Sinovac for these aged three to 17 years previous and Pfizer for these aged 12-17 years previous,” Well being Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin stated at a digital press convention on Friday.
China has authorised the emergency use of its Sinovac vaccine for kids as younger as three-year-old, whereas the US has green-lighted the Pfizer jab for these as younger as 12, studies Xinhua information company.
Sadikin stated the Well being ministry has been conducting a examine on vaccinating kids, which will probably be launched quickly, and on the identical time it has additionally continued to watch the developments and knowledge associated to effectiveness and unwanted side effects of vaccines administered to kids in a lot of international locations.
“We will challenge a complete resolution based mostly on the information we’ve, coverage knowledge in different international locations and well being scientific knowledge on the EUA which were given to vaccine firms,” stated Sadikin.
Beneath its plan, the Southeast Asian nation is presently working to inoculate the focused 181.5 million individuals aged over 18, about 70 per cent of its whole inhabitants, by March 2022.
In keeping with the World Well being Group, Indonesia has to this point administered 36,581,555 of the Covid-19 vaccines doses.