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Indonesia COVID vaccination to start Wednesday using Sinovac drug

Country is first, outside China, to greenlight those vaccines for emergency use

Indonesian armed police protecting a truck containing the Sinovac vaccine that has been greenlighted for emergency use from Wednesday.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's food and drugs agency on Monday approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech for emergency use, paving the way for the archipelago to begin its planned mass vaccination program.

Indonesia is the first country outside of China to green light the Sinovac vaccine.

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