(only for 12 years and above)
A vaccine is a biological product consisting antigen in the form of microorganisms or certain part of it, or the substance it produces that has been processed so that it is safe to be injected to people. If one is vaccinated, then he/she will be immune to a certain disease.
Vaccinations are the process that occured in the body causing someone to be immune or protected from a disease. If the person who was vaccinated is infected by the disease, then he/she will not be sick or will only experience mild illness.
A vaccine is not a cure of a disease, it supports the formulation of specific body immunity so the person who is vaccinated will be protected from getting infected by a virus or experiencing acute disease. As long as there is no specific cure for COVID-19, the most effective and safe cure is vaccine and the implementation of 5M (memakai masker, mencuci tangan, menjaga jarak, menjauhi kerumunan, mengurangi mobilitas) or in English known as Wear a mask, wash your hands, maintain a safe distance, avoid crowd, and limit mobility. Both are the protective measures against COVID-19.
A vaccine that is produced has already gone through a long process and meet these following main requirements:
Passed the clinical trial and received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from National Food and Drug Agency of Indonesia
After being vaccinated, the body will recognize and fight against the virus or bactery that infects itself.
Vaccinations do not only break the chain of disease transmission, but also will eliminate or even eradicate the disease.
If one does not get vaccinated, he/she will not be specifically immune to a certain disease.
Based on the Circular Letter of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia No. HK.02.021/I/1727/2021, children aged 12-17 years have been able to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, while still prioritizing vaccinations for health workers, the elderly, public service workers, and other vulnerable community groups.
Those who are illed are not allowed to undergo a vaccination. The person should recover first before getting vaccinated.
People who have certain uncontrolled diseases such as diabetes or hypertension are not recommended to undergo a vaccination. Therefore, before getting vaccinated, everyone needs to have their body temperature checked. Those who experience commorbidity must be in a controlled situation to get vaccination permit from doctors.
As advised by the government, people who may undergo COVID-19 vaccination are the ones above 18+ years old. Meaning that, those who do not meet the age requirements, such as childrens, are not allowed get vaccinated.
For COVID-19 survivors, vaccination is postponed for up to three (3) months after being declared recovered
A person who is on medication for blood clotting disorders, immune deficiency, and recipients of blood products/transfusions should not be vaccinated
The first stage of vaccinations is prioritized for medical workers, assistants of medical workers, supporting workers, as well as students who are undergoing professional medical science study program at Health Services Facilities.
Target of vaccinations stage 2
Civils who are susceptible from geospatial, social, and economic aspects
Civils and other economic actors with cluster approach based on the availability of vaccines
Civils and other economic actors with cluster approach based on the availability of vaccines dengan pendekatan kluster sesuai dengan ketersediaan vaksin
The side effects that arise may vary. Generally, they are mild, temporary, and do not always exist as they depend on the conditions of the body.
Mild side effects such as fever and muscle aches or rash around injection marks are common but still need to be monitored.
Through complete stages of development and testings, serious side effects can be detected in advance so they could be further evaluated. The benefits of vaccines far outweight the risks of getting sick from being infected if one is not vaccinated.
After getting vaccinated, the receipients of vaccines will get a paper consisting contact information that they can reach out to if they have any complaints regarding their health.