goodmorningpapua.com – The Papua Provincial Health Office (Dinkes) reminded the public not to be trapped by the term Covid-19 vaccine that close to expiration.
A Head of the Disease Prevention and Control Division of the Papua Provincial Health Office, Aaron Rumainum, emphasized that there is no near expiry date for the corona virus vaccine.
In the world of health, said Aaron, there are two terms that apply, namely the expired and not. “So we from the Papua Provincial Health Office inject the community with vaccines that do not expire,” said Aaron in Jayapura, Friday, January 14, 2022.
Aaron gave an example, of the AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine, which he received as many as 30 vials from West Papua on January 7, 2022 in the afternoon. The vaccine will expire on January 17, 2022.
The Papuan Health Service also asked the public not to be afraid of being vaccinated, because the first, second and booster vaccines they have do not expire.
“Is it with expiration on that date that it can’t be injected today or yesterday?,” said Aaron while explaining that the stock of Covid-19 vaccine for Papua was limited in number.
Aaron added that if someone needed a second dose, the vaccine could be used, especially since the number of vaccines was limited and they had to be used maximally.