Booster shots will be made mandatory for Indonesians over the age of 18 who are traveling abroad.
The military, police, and local governments will encourage vaccination and conduct tracing more rigorously.
A decision to this effect was made during a limited cabinet meeting chaired by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Monday.
The Ministry of Health reported that 40,967,039 people have received the third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine (booster) on Friday, May 6, 2022.
While the majority of senior citizens in Jakarta have been fully-vaccinated, their participation in booster rollout is still currently low and needs to be improved.
BPOM issues emergency use authorization (UEA) upon evaluation on the safety and efficacy aspects of Sinopharm vaccine, which will be used as homologous booster.
The decision was made because the country considers public health to be the most important aspect.
The Agency issued emergency use authorization (UEA) after evaluation with experts found the vaccines to have met the standards and requirements.
The program will start on Wednesday, January 12, and spokesperson for COVID-19 vaccination Siti Nadia Tarmizi said the COVID-19 booster shot will be both free and paid.