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Promoting Indonesia’s ‘Red and White’ Vaccine

The issue of vaccine independence arose amid the ongoing tragedy in India, where a second, deadlier wave of COVID-29 has not only paralyzed the local health system but also frightened many other countries.

Oleh Djoko Santoso
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Research for the production of a domestic vaccine, namely the Red and White vaccine, continues to progress.

In a bid to smoothly get international recognition, efforts to develop a Red and White vaccine need to be immediately included in the World Health Organization website. Currently our vaccine candidate is not included in the list of 284 vaccine candidates there.

The issue of vaccine independence arose amid the ongoing tragedy in India, where a second, deadlier wave of COVID-29 has not only paralyzed the local health system but also frightened many other countries. The situation in India immediately brought two threats: namely the potential spread of malignant mutant variants from India to many countries through the travel of its citizens; and last but not least, India canceling plans to export vaccines to countries that need them.

Editor: Nasrullah Nara
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