NUSADAILY.COM -PAYAKUMBUH- A total of 2,320 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Payakumbuh City, West Sumatra and are currently stored at the Uptd Pharmacy Installation of the local Health Office.
Head of Payakumbuh City Health Office, Bakhrizal in Payakumbuh, Thursday said the announcement of the sinovac vaccine starting in early February 2021 will be given to members of the Regional Leadership Coordination Forum (Forkopimda).
“The vaccine for us in Payakumbuh samapi around 14.30 Wib. The plan is that in the next week (early February) we will do the announcement,” he said accompanied by AKP Intel Chief Luhur Fachri and Head of Kesbangbol Budhy Permana.
In addition to vaccines, other completeness that comes such as, Alcohol Swabs as much as 2,320 Pcs, Safety boxes as much as 24 Pcs, Ads as many as 2,320 Pcs, personal protective equipment (PPE) as much as 680 sets and VTM as much as 2,000 Pcs.
The vaccine and completeness are carried by cars that are also guarded by police officers, starting from Brimob and from Payakumbuh Police Station. This care is carried out so that the vaccine is ensured to come safely and there is no damage.
“This care is nothing, it is maintained so that the vaccine is safe and not damaged when it comes. This guard will minimize travel disruption. We know that this vaccine is expensive,” he said.
During his stay at the Uptd Pharmacy Installation of Payakumbuh City Health Office, the temperature from the storage area will be monitored, which is at a temperature of two to eight degrees Celsius.
“If here we use a temperature of five degrees Celsius. This temperature will continue to be monitored by officers,” he said.
He mentioned that there are 10 Forkopimda people who will be the first recipients at the announcement. Next will be continued with health workers.
“If the announcement of the place is still prepared. While the implementation for health workers will be carried out in every eight health centers and three designated hospitals,” he said.
He said thousands of such vaccines are used for twice the dose of vaccination so the target for the current vaccine could be completed by mid-February.
“The distance between the first administration and the second dose is 14 days. If next week’s announcement, then it could finish the first phase for these health workers in mid-February,” he said. (sak/ant)