Good news! PCV Vaccine Enters Routine Immunization Program, Free for Toddlers


Giving the PCV vaccine is said to be able to prevent secondary infections when a child is exposed to COVID-19, Mother. This vaccine can be given to toddlers who have not been able to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine) is an immunization to prevent disease caused by bacterial infection pneumococcal. Bacteria can cause serious illness, namely pneumonia in children.

“Pneumonia is caused by pneumococcal. The pneumonia death rate is still high in Indonesia, mostly caused by bacteria pneumococci,” said the Spokesperson for the COVID-19 Vaccination of the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi when contacted HiMomrecently.

Well, this PCV vaccine has been included in the routine immunization program, you know, Mother. This program has previously been implemented in three districts/cities.

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“(PCV vaccine) will be produced in 2021, later in 2024 it can be expanded to all provinces,” said the woman who is familiarly called Nadia.

“It has been carried out in three regencies/cities in NTB (East Nusa Tenggara) and Bangka Beltung, then expanded throughout NTB and Bangka Belitung,” he continued.

So far, the PCV vaccine has not been included in the basic immunization program. The price of the PCV vaccine is quite expensive, which ranges from Rp. 500 thousand to Rp. 1.2 million.

Now, with the inclusion of the PCV vaccine in the routine immunization program, it means that you don’t have to spend money to get it again. According to Nadia, the routine immunization program for the PCV vaccine is free.

“If the program doesn’t pay, it is given to babies aged 2-3 months or children under 12 months of age,” said Nadia.

This government program has actually launch in East Java in the middle of last year. The plan is that this program will be carried out in stages, Mother.

Check out Siti Nadia Tarmizi’s full explanation about the PCV vaccine on the next page.

Also check out IDAI’s recommendations regarding limited PTM, in the following video:

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