Indonesia approves first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine

Indonesia approves first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine

2 months ago

JAKARTA: Indonesia has approved its first locally developed COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, the head of the country's public health agency said on Friday (Sep 30), hailing it as a step toward "the nation's independence in access to medicine".

Jakarta has stressed the importance of developing national vaccines since the beginning of the pandemic but it currently relies on China's Sinovac and the Western-made Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA jabs.

The IndoVac jab, developed by state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma and Texas-based Baylor College of Medicine, can now be used as a primary dose for an unvaccinated or partially vaccinated adult in the world's fourth most-populous country.

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