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COVID vaccines

Indonesia study shows China's Sinovac vaccine highly effective

Two shots 94% successful in preventing symptoms: review of inoculated medics

A man receives a dose of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine at a drive-thru vaccination station in Jakarta on April 30.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- China's Sinovac Biotech vaccines have proved highly effective among Indonesia's health care workers, according to a new study by the country's health ministry.

The review, which looked at nearly 130,000 medics, found that two shots of the Sinovac vaccine was 94% effective in preventing COVID-19 symptoms, 96% effective against hospitalization, and 98% effective in preventing death, lead researcher and health official Pandji Dhewantara said.

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