Free booster vaccine is given to increase immunity body, considering Covid-19 is easy and keeps mutating. The type of third vaccine or booster given will be determined by the health worker based on the history of vaccination doses 1 and 2 received, and according to the availability of vaccines at the service site.
Compiled from the healthynegeriku.kemkes.go.id page, people who are included in the priority group for booster vaccine recipients can check tickets and vaccination schedules on the PeduliLindung website and application. The ticket can be used at the nearest health facility or vaccination center at the specified time. Through the PeduliLindung page, the public can visit caringlindungi.id to check the status and vaccination ticket by entering "Full Name" and "Nik", then click check. The Ministry of Health urges the public not to use other people's NIK and cellphone numbers when registering for booster vaccinations to avoid administrative problems in the future.
The combination booster vaccination that will be given starting January 12, 2022 is in accordance with the considerations of domestic and foreign researchers, and has been confirmed by the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM) and the Indonesian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ITAGI), including:
• For Sinovac primary vaccine or first and second dose vaccine
Sinovac, will be given a half dose of Pfizer booster vaccine or
• For AstraZeneca primary vaccine or first and second dose vaccines
AstraZeneca, will be given a half dose of Moderna booster vaccine.
Minister of Health, Budi said, all combinations of booster vaccinations have received approval from BPOM and also recommendations from ITAGI. The combination of booster vaccination is also in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), where the booster vaccine can use the same or homologous vaccines or different or heterologous vaccines.
Requirements to get a free booster vaccine
• Priority for those aged 60 years and over
• Priority for vulnerable groups
• 18 years and over
• Being in a district or city that has fulfilled 70 percent of the injection
the first and 60 percent of the second dose Completely vaccinated, with a period of 6 months after the second dose was given.