Indonesia to Receive Moderna Vaccine Donation from U.S.



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaForeign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi said that Indonesia would receive additional Covid-19 vaccines from the United States, the Netherlands, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The U.S. would reportedly send three million doses of the Moderna vaccine.

    “The BPOM (Food and Drug Monitoring Agency) is processing the issuance of an emergency use authorization [for Moderna vaccine]. As additional information, tomorrow I will get a call from the U.S. National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan,” said Retno in a press statement on Thursday, July 1.

    Retno added that the Netherlands will soon deliver three million doses of vaccine, and also therapeutic drugs for Covid-19 treatment that is being explored. However, the minister stopped short of detailing the vaccine brand and drugs to be given.

    Meanwhile, Japan provided 998,400 doses of the vaccine, which arrived yesterday afternoon. Retno claimed there would be a second shipment from Japan.

    “The second shipment, based on information from Japan, will follow in the near future,” she added.

    As from the UK, Retno Marsudi said the delivery time and the number of doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to be donated were still being discussed. The discussion began in the meeting with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

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