Second Booster Dose Vaccine For Elderly: How To Register And Types Of COVID-19 Vaccines Used
Illustration of the second dose of booster vaccine (Tubus Andri Maulana-Unsplash)

YOGYAKARTA The Ministry of Health has allowed the second dose of COVID-19 booster vaccination or the fourth injection for residents aged 60 years and over or the elderly (elderly). The second dose of booster vaccine policy is contained in Circular Letter Number HK.02.02/C/5565/2022 concerning the 2nd COVID-19 Vaccination Booster for the Elderly.

This policy has been effective since it was enacted by the Director-General of Disease Prevention and Control, Maxi Rein Rondonuwu on November 22, 2022.

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health's COVID-19, M. Syahril said the second booster vaccine was aimed at providing additional protection to vulnerable groups, as well as reducing severity, and even deaths from COVID-19.

In addition, the policy is also intended to encourage local governments and health facilities that organize vaccinations for both the government and the private sector to carry out the second COVID-19 booster vaccination for the elderly.

Vaccines that can be used for the second booster dose are vaccines that have received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the POM and ITAGI recommendations and pay attention to vaccines available in each region.

"As for the second COVID-19 booster vaccination for the elderly, it can be given at least 6 (six) months since the first booster was given, while for the elderly who have not received the first booster, we urge the elderly to ensure that the primary vaccination must be completed first," said Syahril, quoted by VOI from the Health page of the Ministry of Health, Thursday, November 24, 2022.

How to adapt the fourth or second dose of COVID-19 vaccination for the elderly can be done through the PeduliLindung application. The steps are as follows:

Types of Booster Vaccine Second dose

Quoted from the official website of the Ministry of Health, the type of booster vaccine for the second dose used is based on the considerations of domestic and foreign researchers and has been confirmed by the POM and ITAGI, among others:

1. For targets with the first booster vaccination Sinovac will be given:

2. For targets with the first booster vaccination, AstraZeneca will be given:

3. Targets with the first booster vaccine Pfizer will be given:

4. Targets with Moderna's first booster vaccine will be given:

5. For targets with the first booster vaccine Janseen (J&J) will be given:

6. Targets with the first Sinopharm booster vaccine will be given:

7. For targets with the first booster vaccine Covovax will be given

- Full dose of the Covovax vaccine (0.5 ml)

That's information about the second dose of booster vaccine for the elderly. Hopefully it will be useful!


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