Covid-19 Vaccine Costs Here Are Sri Mulyani’s Calculations

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, the Minister of Finance of revealed the calculations related to the vaccination budget. This is because President Joko Widodo instructed the government to bear all vaccination costs for the community. Sri Mulyani said, the first thing that must be determined is the number of target people who will get vaccinated.

This is determined based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as recommendations from the experts’ association in the field of pandemics. “Some say 70 percent of the population will be vaccinated, which is around 182 million,” Sri Mulyani explained in a virtual presentation of the National Budget, Monday (21/12/2020). The next consideration is the dose of vaccine that must be given. The average calculation currently in use is two doses per person. So that as a whole Indonesia needs 364 million doses of vaccine.

Furthermore, the government must also calculate the level of vaccine effectiveness. This is being calculated jointly between the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of BUMN.

Free Covid-19 Vaccine, Rupiah Shuts Strength “If the effectiveness is 90 percent, the vaccine that must be provided is more than 100 percent, namely 182 times two plus 10 percent above, this depends on the level of effectiveness of the vaccine, because it is currently being inventoried,” Sri Mulyani explained. In addition, other calculations relate to the probability of vaccine defects in distribution.

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