Jokowi administered first COVID-19 vaccine shot at Merdeka Palace

His body temperature was recorded at 36.3 degrees Celsius and high blood pressure at 130/60

Jakarta – President Joko Widodo got the very first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Merdeka Presidential Palace, here, Wednesday, 48 hours after the Indonesian food and drug tracking company authorized its emergency situation usage.

Before getting the very first jab, Jokowi, as he is popularly known, went through a quick health checkup carried out by his doctor Prof. Abdul Mutalib. He measured Jokowi’s blood pressure and body temperature level while confirming that the president had actually never tested positive for coronavirus.

” His body temperature was recorded at 36.3 degrees Celsius and high blood pressure at 130/60,” the physician mentioned while offering the president the green light to get the vaccine shot.

During the shot, held during an occasion broadcast survive on national television, the doctor’s hands appeared to trembling a little as he administered the first COVID-19 vaccine shot to Jokowi.

However, Mutalib remarked that the vaccination went efficiently, as the president experienced no bleeding or muscle discomfort after the jab.

For the last part, Jokowi was requested to await 30 minutes as his physician would observe the president for a most likely allergy after the vaccination.

Apart from the president, some cabinet members, social networks influencers, and TV stars, in addition to a couple of health employees were among the very first ones in line to be getting the vaccine chance at the Merdeka Palace, Wednesday.

The Indonesian federal government has actually set a target to inoculate an overall of 1.48 million health workers from Thursday (January 14) onwards and all through February, while an overall of 17.4 million public workers in the high-risk category will be next in line.

The health authority has, until now, managed to protect over 300 million dosages of vaccines from numerous sources, including Sinovac, Novavax, COVAX Facility, Pfiizer-BioNTech, and AstraZeneca.

” Vaccination is necessary to break the chain of coronavirus infection, and it uses health care and safety to all Indonesian people. It will help us in speeding up economic healing,” President Jokowi kept in mind in his speech at the palace that was aired on national television.

Regardless of having already received the vaccine shot, Jokowi prompted individuals to continue to follow health procedures, including using mask, preserving individual health, and avoiding crowds.

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