Indonesia launches Covid booster drive to stem Omicron spread

An elderly man gets his body temperature checked before receiving his Covid-19 booster injection in Jakarta. – EPA pic, January 12, 2022.

INDONESIA opened its Covid-19 booster campaign to the public today as the country records rising infections driven by the Omicron variant.

The free shots will be given to the elderly and at-risk residents as a priority but will be available to everyone who received their second dose six months prior, President Joko Widodo said yesterday after announcing the decision.

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