On December 16, the Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced that vaccine for COVID-19 will be offered free to all in Indonesia. The President also said that he would be the first recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I want to emphasise once again that I will become the first one to be vaccinated. This is to build trust and certainty among the public that the vaccines are safe,” he said
“I’ve ordered the Finance Minister to prioritise (the vaccination programme) and reallocate (the state budget) to provide free vaccines so there’s no reason that the people can’t access them,” he added.