Indonesia will manufacture mRNA vaccines

Indonesia might begin producing its own vaccines. | Photo via Unsplash

After being chosen by the World Health Organization to get a technology transfer to become Southeast Asia’s Covid-19 vaccine centre, Indonesia might begin producing its own messenger ribonucleic acid vaccines.

PT Bio Farma will begin producing mRNA doses under an undisclosed brand. With a capacity of 3.2 billion doses per year, the company is one of the region’s largest vaccine producers, according to a statement from the State-Owned Enterprises Ministry.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Indonesia wanted worldwide support to produce its own Covid-19 vaccine in order to help protect its population, which is the fourth biggest in the world and transport them to neighbouring nations.

Due to a supply shortage, it has been forced to provide half-doses for its booster program in order to ensure that it has enough for all 270 million people. Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi tweeted about the new vaccines.

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“It is the kind of solution that developing countries need, a solution that empowers, a solution that strengthens our self-reliance, a solution that allows us to contribute to global health resilience”.

WHO intends to establish technology transfer centres in developing countries to assist them in producing mRNA vaccines.

Source: Bangkok Post

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