Booster 2 vaccine is now open to the public
The Covid-19 vaccine booster 2 or dose 4 will begin simultaneously for the general public on Tuesday, January 24 2023. This was conveyed by the Mayor of Bandung, Yana Mulyana.
According to him, vaccines are one of the efforts to solve the Covid-19 pandemic in the city of Bandung. With the discipline of health protocols and vaccinations, he believes the antibodies in the body will be better able to anticipate any Covid-19 variant.
"Because the implementation of the 3rd vaccine or booster 1 has taken quite a long time, of course it must be repeated with booster 2 or 4th vaccine. This is a form of our endeavor to resolve the Covid-19 pandemic in the city of Bandung," said Yana.
He said, if the stock booster 2 is ready and in sufficient quantity.
Responding to this, the Head of the Bandung City Covid-19 Task Force, Asep Saeful Gufron said, the City of Bandung was very ready to implement a 4-dose vaccine for the general public.
"So yesterday the new stage 2 booster was only for health workers and the elderly. Now it applies to all. God willing, we are very ready," said Asep.
Regarding the number of doses or vials available for booster 2, he said, although the stock is not too large, it is still very sufficient to carry out the 4th dose of vaccination for the public.
"We can't stock a lot of boosters because the uses are also different and there is an expiration date after they are opened. We are still calculating the mapping first because this socialization just came out yesterday," he explained.
His party continues to coordinate with the provincial and central governments to prevent booster 2 supplies from running out.
"Besides with the province, we are also continuing to have discussions with the central government regarding boosters. When supplies run out, we are sure there won't be a shortage like before," he said. (din)**
Head of the Bandung City Communication and Informatics Agency
Yayan A. Brilyana