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Indonesia to give booster shots to public as Omicron spreads

JAKARTA (CNA) – Indonesia will begin giving COVID-19 booster shots to the general public from January 12, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said yesterday, as the Omicron variant spreads in the country.

Health workers were given booster doses in July and the plan now is to cover all adults who took their second shots over six months ago. About 21 million people will be covered under the booster programme this month, Budi said.

“It has been decided by the president that (the programme) will begin on January 12,” he said.

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin