ON PROGRESS: 3rd Shot Vaccine for 1,000+ Health Workers

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TUBAN – At least 1,821 health workers in Tuban, East Java, has already been vaccinated for the third dose per 20th August 2021. In this third dose, the Moderna vaccine is being given to the health workers as an immune booster. This shot is not completed yet as it will be given step-by-step to all the health workers in Tuban until completed by the end of October 2021.

As stated by the Head of Disease Prevention and Control Division at the Health Service in Tuban, Atiek Supartiningsih, the third shot of the Moderna vaccine has started on 7th August 2021. By mid of August, the third dose has only reached around 54% of the 3,349 health workers in total. Since the health workers are coming from 33 public health centres in 20 different districts around Tuban, it is a bit difficult to finish this third dose anytime soon.

Not only do the recipients of the vaccine need to wait for at least 28 days from their second shot, but they also need to make sure that they have not been infected with coronavirus in a recent time, before having the third shot. If they were or are now being infected, they need to wait for several amounts of days before finally can get their third shot with the Moderna vaccine. Moreover, when it comes to the side effect after being injected with this type of vaccine. It will surely take a longer time to finish the third dose of the vaccination program for the health workers in Tuban.

My mother is one of them, a health worker that had been infected by a coronavirus in January 2021. By the end of August 2021, she has just got her second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Thus, right now, she is waiting for her turn to get the third shot of the Moderna vaccine at the end of September this year.

The reason why the health workers should initially get the third shot with the Moderna vaccine is that to make their bodies become more immune in facing existed and possible new variants of coronavirus because they are the front-liners of our national health system. Research has found that the effectiveness of the Moderna vaccine, which produced by the Moderna, Inc. and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in the United States of America, to various variants of coronavirus is higher than both Sinovac and AstraZeneca—which is 94.1%, 15-25% higher than those two competitors. However, the effects are somewhat similar to any other vaccine types, for instance, the basic pain, swelling/redness at the injection site, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, joint pain, shivering, nausea and vomiting, or even fever. Therefore, this third dose is expected to be done by the next 1-2 months and should be given gradually, not massively, so that the health workers will still be able to go hand in hand in taking care of the COVID-19 patients.

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I saw the news yesterday, seems like we're going to get the vaccine booster (3rd dose) in 2022. Can't waittt
Good article! I agree with @Rizqi H, we still need another shot to create better immune. And i hope we can get it free without money too 😅
Full of information by data, that's clear enough to related between reality and document of research, an actual news
Thanks for the information. Hopefully everything will get better soon. Thank you for all the health workers.
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