Infectious Diseases and One Health

Indonesia has taken delivery of 1.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from China.

Indonesia announced on Sunday 6th December 2020 that it has taken delivery of 1.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from China’s Sinovac Biotech Limited, Reuters has reported

The online news network, Reuters, quoted Indonesian president, Joko Widodo as saying that the country also planned to take additional 1.8 million doses in January.

China’s Sinovac Biotech vaccine has been undergoing testing in Indonesia since August 2020.

According to Jokowi, as the Indonesian president is often called, the government is also expected to take a delivery of raw materials to make 15 million doses of the vaccine before the end of December.

Meanwhile, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine could ship to Canada within 24 hours of approval, an official of BioNTech has told CNBC News.

The official said using UK as an example, where the COVID-19 vaccines vaccines were shipped within 24 hours of approval, that nothing less was expected of Canada, which is already poised to approve the vaccine soon.

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