Dialogue between President of the Republic of Indonesia and Representatives of Schools (through video conference) after Inspecting Vaccination Drive for Students, 9 September 2021, at SMAN 3 Wajo, Wajo Regency, South Sulawesi Province

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 9 September 2021
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Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.  

Assalamu’alamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Today I inspected vaccination held in schools, including senior high schools, vocational schools, and madrasas. I think everything was running smoothly and I hope more students will get vaccinated so we can move faster and closer to face-to-face learning, which we hope will start soon.

And I was briefed earlier that the face-to-face learning had already started here for we want students to go back to school immediately.

Here present [students from] SMAN 4 Anabanua, SMAN 2 Wajo Paria, SMKN 1 Sempange, SMAN 9 Pammana, SMAN 1 Sengkang Salewangeng, and MAN Belawa.

To MAN Belawa, welcome. Yes, please.

 

Representative of Vaccination Team at MAN Wajo, Wajo regency, South Sulawesi province

Distinguished Mr. President. We from the Belawa community health center vaccinator team will report today’s vaccination service that we carried out at MAN Wajo.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

How many students received the vaccine?

 

Representative of Vaccination Team at MAN Wajo, Wajo regency, South Sulawesi province

400 students.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Four hundred students.

 

Representative of Vaccination Team at MAN Wajo, Wajo regency, South Sulawesi province

There are 220 students whoh have received the vaccine. We also need to inform you that most of our work areas are affected by flooding, so to maximize our duties, we carry out door-to-door service by boat.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Excellent.

 

Representative of Vaccination Team at MAN Wajo, Wajo regency, South Sulawesi province

As you can see on the screen, the location of vaccination service is in Tancung Purai hamlet, Belawa district, with a travel time of approximately 30 minutes.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Good. Excellent. If you can provide door-to-door vaccination, it will provide a better service. If one cannot come to the vaccination site, it is better if the vaccination team to be more proactive. Thank you.

 

Representative of Vaccination Team at MAN Wajo, Wajo regency, South Sulawesi province

Thank you, Sir.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

SMK 1 Sempange. Please.

 

Representative of Vaccination Team at SMKN 1, Wajo regency, South Sulawesi province

Thank you.

Assalamu’alamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Distinguished Mr. President of the Republic of Indonesia.

Today, we—a team from community health center—carried out mass vaccination at SMKN 1 Wajo regency. We were accompanied by District Secretary of Tanasitolo and Principal of SMKN 1 Wajo regency.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

How many students received the vaccine?

 

Representative of Vaccination Team at SMKN 1, Wajo regency, South Sulawesi province

We aimed [to give jab to] 919 people, but only 30 people received the vaccine. Today we will vaccinate 220 students and we are trying to reach the total target this week, Insya Allah.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Good. So, the total target will be around 900 people. Is the vaccine ready?

 

Representative of Vaccination Team at SMKN 1, Wajo regency, South Sulawesi province

Yes, sir.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Alright, thank you.

 

Representative of Vaccination Team at SMKN 1, Wajo regency, South Sulawesi province

Thank you very much, Mr. President. May you always stay healthy.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Thank you. Next, SMAN 9 Pammana, please.

 

Representative of Vaccination Team at SMAN 9, Wajo regency, South Sulawesi province

Assalamu’alamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

Distinguished President of the Republic of Indonesia,

I am drg. Asmaningsih, Head of Pammana community health center, accompanied by District Head of Pammana and Principal of SMAN 9 Wajo, will report the mass vaccination program for students of SMAN 9 Wajo with a target of 488 students, 37 of whom had been vaccinated. We are targeting 200 people today and the remaining 251 people will be scheduled within this week.

That’s all we can report, sir. Thank you.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

So the target will be achieved within this week?

 

Representative of Vaccination Team at SMAN 9, Wajo regency, South Sulawesi province

Insya Allah, Sir.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Is there a shortage in vaccine quantities?

 

Representative of Vaccination Team at SMAN 9, Wajo regency, South Sulawesi province

No, sir. Everything is ready.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Thank you.

That concludes my remarks on this auspicious occasion. I fervently hope all vaccination drive will run smoothly and all students can study at school like in normal situation.

Nevertheless, we must remain disciplined in implementing strict health protocols, especially wearing a face mask. Be sure to wear a mask as I wear a double mask because it is important to protect us from COVID-19.

That concludes my statement.

I thank you.

Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. (GW/EP)

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