First rumor of Indonesian health care worker diagnosed after two doses of China Kexin vaccine

Sinovac Vaccine (CoronaVac)

In order to stop the Wuhan pneumonia outbreak, Indonesia has been vaccinating health care workers since mid-January, and more than 1.36 million people have been vaccinated with Sinovac vaccine. This is the first case of vaccination of health care workers in Indonesia that has been confirmed.

According to the Jakarta Globe, the infection occurred at a hospital in South Tangerang, Banten province. The hospital’s director told the media that some of those diagnosed had recently received a second dose of the vaccine, but the diagnosis was made less than 14 days after the vaccine was administered, and the vaccine has not yet fully developed its effect on the immune system. The hospital did not say how many of the 15 health care workers and seven interns infected in the case had received the Wuhan pneumonia vaccine.

The second phase of the vaccination program is currently underway in Indonesia, targeting the public service sector and the elderly, whose work is in contact with the crowd. However, at the hospital in Blitar, East Java, 33-year-old nurse Erny Kusuma Sukma Dewi died of Wuhan pneumonia on the 14th, eight days before she was diagnosed with a dose of the Chinese Kexing vaccine.

According to Indonesian media reports, Erny, who had a history of chronic illness, received her first dose of the vaccine on January 28 and was hospitalized on February 5 with symptoms such as shortness of breath and coughing, which were confirmed by a nucleic acid screening test (PCR). The hospital’s doctor, Dr. Ying Da, pointed out that Ernie had been vaccinated before he died, but the cause of death had nothing to do with the vaccine. The hospital is responsible for taking care of patients diagnosed with Wuhan pneumonia, but should not be in the hospital infection, because other colleagues are not infected, it is not yet possible to determine that Alney in the vaccination before or after the disease.