Dialog with Representative of Organizers of COVID-19 Vaccination in East Kalimantan (through video conference), 24 August 2021, at 22 Junior High School Samarinda

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 24 Agustus 2021
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

Good afternoon,

May prosperity be upon us.

This morning I inspect simultaneous vaccination drive in Samarinda City and other nine regencies and cities. A total of 24,000 (doses of) vaccines will be injected today in East Kalimantan Province.

We hope that everything will run smoothly and that herd immunity will soon be built in East Kalimantan Province and we hope that the spread of COVID-19 can be immediately reduced and eliminated from this province.

Any response from Bontang? West Kutai? Berau? please go ahead. West Kutai, please go ahead.

Representative of West Kutai Regency

… Moderna vaccine injection targeting the general public of 700 people is currently being carried out in Itho Square. In Jambuk, (the target is) 400 people, (we are)working with the Police and Public Health Centers in West Kutai Regency, in 19 health centers. So today, a total of 2,313 people have been vaccinated with Moderna.

However today, many unregistered people come, but we will still serve those who registered online by adding more vaccines. So the total doses today may increase from the previous data.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

The vaccine is enough? Is the vaccine enough?

Representative of West Kutai Regency

Enough, Sir. But the enthusiasm from the public is extraordinary, so we ask to add more vaccines.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Yes, okay, I will send them to the Health Office, to the Governor, and later they will be sent to West Kutai.

Representative of West Kutai Regency

Yes, sir. Thank you.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Thank you, thank you.

Bontang?

East Kutai?

Please go ahead, East Kutai.

Representative of East Kutai Regency

Yes, today we are carrying out the vaccination drive at two mass vaccination points, for 1,600 people here and 1,200 people in other sub-districts. So the total is 2,800 people for today.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Two thousand eight hundred? Representatives of East Kutai Regency? 2,800, and tomorrow…

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Is the vaccine enough?

Representative of East Kutai Regency

For the second vaccine tomorrow, we will distribute the Moderna Vaccine to 500 people, while we have vaccinated all health workers, Mr. President. Thank you.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Does it include students?

Representative of East Kutai Regency

Students will become our next target. There are around 1,700 high school students.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Thank you, thank you.

Representative of East Kutai Regency

Thank you, Mr. President.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Thank you, thank you.

From Paser?

Please.

Representative of Paser Regency

Thank you, Sir.

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Wa’alaikumsalam.

Representative of Paser Regency

Today, Paser Regency targets 1,500 people simultaneously in 19 health centers. Currently, the vaccination drive is carrying out in one of the health care facilities with a target of 380 people, Sir.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Is the vaccine enough?

Representative of Paser Regency

Enough, sir.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Okay, thank you, thank you.

Thank you everyone and we hope that this vaccination drive can be speed up so that the spread of COVID-19 can be reduced and we can eliminate it from East Kalimantan Province and of course from all over Indonesia. Thank you.

Wassalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Good afternoon. (EW/LW)

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