JAKARTA, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) --Indonesian President Joko Widodo and the country's deputy health minister, who have been vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech, speak highly of the vaccine.
President Widodo was the first person in Indonesia to be vaccinated.
After the president, the country's military chief, national police chief, and health minister, among others, were also vaccinated.
Indonesia launched its massive COVID-19 vaccination program on Thursday, with health workers as the main priority group, a day after President Widodo received the first shot.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be offered free of charge for all Indonesians.
The first vaccination period will be held until April this year and will see 1.3 million medical workers, 17.4 million public workers, and 21.5 million elderly people inoculated.