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Minister Guarantees Diphtheria Vaccine Supplies for Outbreak
Sunday, 14 January, 2018 | 09:08 WIB
Minister Guarantees Diphtheria Vaccine Supplies for Outbreak

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Health Minister Nila Farid Moeloek guaranteed three types of vaccines DPT-HB-Hib, DT and Td, used in outbreak respons immunization (ORI) programwill be sufficient to handle diphtheria emergency (KLB) in Indonesia.

Nila has ordered PT Biofarma as a state-owned company producing the vaccines to increase production capacity from 15 million vials peryear into 19.million vials per year.

"It is sufficient. To handle diphtheria emergency outbreak, 19.million vials in 2018 will be available for Indonesia,” Nila said on Sunday (14/1).

Nila ensured the availability of the supplies after confirming the readiness of PT Biofarma to produce the vaccines.

M. JULNIS FIRMANSYAH

 



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