President of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir. Joko Widodo and a number of other figures vaccinated the Coronavirus, Sinovac for the second time, on Wednesday morning, January 27, 2021. Just like the first vaccination, the second vaccination also took place at the Merdeka Palace.
However, the public question is why the second vaccination is given after 14 days of the first vaccination?
As is known, the first vaccination was received by Jokowi and a number of these figures on January 13, 2021. That means, exactly 14 days or two weeks after the first Vaccination, they received their second vaccination.
Meanwhile, the gap of 14 days turned out to be a reference or regulation from the Indonesian Ministry of Health.
“The dosage and method of administration must be in accordance with the recommendations for each type of COVID-19 vaccine.”
“The COVID-19 vaccine is given by intramuscular injection (injection / injection) in the upper left arm using a single-use syringe (Auto Disable Syringes / ADS),” wrote a Ministry of Health circular stipulated by the Director General of Disease Prevention and Control of the Ministry of Health.
As with the existing technical guidelines, the Sinovac vaccine itself is indeed given in two stages, in a vulnerable time of 14 days. The vaccination process also uses the same dose of 0.5 ml in one injection, using the single-use injection type.
However, it should be noted that not all vaccines have the same rules. Following are the rules for giving other types of Coronavirus vaccines based on the vaccination guidelines of the Ministry of Health.
For example, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which is injected twice with a susceptible injection interval of 28 days. The dose of Pfizer vaccine given is the same as the Sinovac Vaccine dose, which is 0.5 Ml per dose.
Then also the Novavax Vaccine which is injected twice at a dose of 0.5 ml per injection, and is susceptible to time for 21 days.
The Novavax vaccine is also the same as the Sinopharm vaccine which has a susceptibility of 21 days.
According to information circulating, new antibodies are formed 2 weeks after vaccination is carried out. In other words, during these two weeks, someone who has been vaccinated is still potentially infected with the Coronavirus.