Indonesia approves emergency use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine
"BPOM has issued the EUA for the vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech with the mRNA platform," BPOM's head Penny K. Lukito told a virtual press conference.
Indonesia has an agreement to procure 50 million doses of Pfizer vaccine throughout 2021.
Indonesia has so far given EUA approvals to five COVID-19 vaccine producers, namely Sinovac, Sinopharm, Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca.
Indonesia recorded on Thursday 56,757 new COVID-19 cases, the highest since the pandemic hit the country for the first time in March last year, bringing the total tally to 2,726,803. ■