10 Mar 2023

How To Prepare for the Second Booster and Where to Get It

by:Amira Sofa

Editor:Ramdan Malik Batubara, Aditya Gagat Hanggara

10 Mar 2023

Smartcitizen, have you got your second shot of booster vaccine? If you already have, congrats! You are one step ahead to maximum protection against Covid-19. However, please still keep being vigilant and following health protocols. For those of you who haven't done the second booster vaccination, there are several things you need to know before getting vaccinated. Read more.

What to Prepare Before the Second Booster Vaccination

The following things are the ones you need to prepare before the second booster vaccination, ranging from administrative requirements to physical and mental readiness.

  1. Make sure you meet the criteria for vaccine recipients

To get the second booster vaccine, a potential vaccine recipient must meet several requirements, as follows:

  • Age 18 years and older;
  • Have an ID Card for Indonesian citizens or vaccination ticket for foreign nationals;
  • Have received the first booster vaccine (3rd dose);
  • Wait 3 months after being hospitalized or 1 month after recovering from mild Covid-19 symptoms; 
  • 14 days after any dose of vaccination with a different brand of vaccine;
  • If you are a pregnant woman, the infant must be at least 13 weeks old.

Don’t forget to bring your ID Card or vaccination ticket to the health vaccination as a part of the requirements. 

  1. Prepare yourself to stay in good health

When a booster vaccine is administered, the antigens in the vaccine stimulate the production of antibodies. These antibodies teach the immune system to recognize the virus, so if the vaccine recipient later becomes infected with Covid-19, the symptoms may be less severe because their body can already identify the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

When someone is sick, their immune system is already fighting off an infection. Vaccinating a sick person can potentially cause additional health problems, so it's important to make sure you're in good health before getting vaccinated. Look out for symptoms like flu, cough, or other signs of illness.

  1. Set a pattern of eating and sleep enough

To ensure your body is in the best possible health, it's important to establish healthy eating and sleeping patterns before getting vaccinated. Begin by monitoring your nutrition intake, including protein, vitamins, and minerals, for at least a week before and after the vaccine. Avoid consuming alcohol for two days before and two weeks after the vaccination to avoid disrupting your immune system's function.

Additionally, prioritize getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night, and try to avoid staying up late for a few nights before your second booster vaccination. By following these recommendations, your immune system will be better equipped to fight against Covid-19.

  1. Not Exercising Too Hard

While regular exercise is generally beneficial for maintaining good health, it's important to avoid overexerting yourself before receiving a vaccination. Intense physical activity can weaken your body's defenses, potentially reducing the effectiveness of the vaccine or preventing you from getting vaccinated if you become ill. So, be mindful not to overdo it before your vaccination.

  1. Avoid Stress

Apart from physical health, your mental condition also needs to be taken care of before vaccination. This is because your mental state can also affect your physical health. For example, stress can trigger physical ailments such as headaches, stomach ulcers, and others. Therefore, before your second booster vaccination, stay away from things that might trigger stress.

Where Can You Get the Second Booster Vaccine?

If you've met all the requirements for receiving a second booster vaccine, you can easily obtain it without prior registration. Simply visit the nearest vaccination location in Jakarta, bring your ID Card (if you're an Indonesian citizen) or vaccination ticket, and follow the instructions provided by the officers. The Jakarta Provincial Government has made vaccination services available with the following details.

Monday-Friday services until 30th June 2023

  • 08.00-20.00 WIB
  • Locations in all Sub-District Health Centers and the nearest Hospital

Saturday-Sunday services with details of locations and schedules as follows.


Considering that the types of vaccines currently available in Jakarta are Pfizer and Zifivax, here is the second booster vaccine regimen. This will be a reference for the type of second booster vaccine that you will receive.

Have you gained a better understanding of the preparations and procedures involved in obtaining a second booster vaccine in Jakarta? The second booster vaccine is not only vital for combating Covid-19 as an endemic, but also crucial for maintaining our overall health. By receiving the second booster shot, our bodies will receive stronger protection, even more effective than what we received from the previous doses. So, let's get vaccinated now! If you need more information about booster vaccinations, you can visit Jakarta Smart City's social mediachannels.

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