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Indonesia Approves First Home-Grown Covid Vaccine for Emergency Use

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Indonesia has approved its first domestically-produced Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use for people over 18. ANTARA FOTO/Fauzan/tom.

KONTAN.CO.ID - JAKARTA. Indonesia has approved its first domestically-produced Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use for people over 18. The chief of the country's food and drugs agency (BPOM) was quoted by news media as saying on Wednesday.

The Indovac vaccine has been developed by Indonesia's state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Penny Lukito, the head of BPOM, was cited by news portal CNN Indonesia as saying the approval was "given as a primary vaccine for adults."

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