First Lady Iriana Inspects Vaccination Program for Children, Hands over Social Aid in Bandung

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 21 Desember 2021
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Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo and Ibu Wury Ma’ruf Amin with a number of OASE KIM members inspect COVID-19 vaccination for 6–11-year-old children at Sukarasa 195 State Primary School, Bandung, West Java Province, on Tuesday (12/21). (Photo by: Bureau of Press, Media, and Information Affairs of Presidential Secretariat/Muchlis)

First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo and Ibu Wury Ma’ruf Amin with a number of Solidarity Act Organization of Onward Indonesia Cabinet Era (OASE KIM) members inspect COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 6-11years at Sukarasa 195 State Primary School, City of Bandung, West Java Province, on Tuesday (12/21).

Arriving at the location at 08.55 Western Indonesian Time (WIB), Ibu Iriana was welcomed enthusiastically by students of Sukarasa 195 State Primary School, Bandung.

Guided by the Headmaster of Sukarasa 195 State Primary School, Ibu Iriana directly inspected the vaccination program for 452 students and she seemed to have interactions with some students who were waiting for their turns to get vaccinated.

“She asked me what my name is, what grade I am at, how old I am; and I felt nervous,” explained Khanza, a student of third grade at Sukarasa 195 State Primary School.

Khanza also said that she was happy and was not afraid of getting COVID-19 vaccinated.

“I feel happy and not afraid,” Khanza further explained.

Similar program was also held simultaneously at 15 primary schools with 6,097 participants targeted spreading in regencies/cities of West Java Province, namely City of Bandung, West Bandung Regency, Bekasi Regency, Ciamis Regency, City of Banjar, City of Bekasi, City of Bogor, City of Cimahi, and City of Depok.

Ibu Iriana had the opportunity to greet and to have conversation with some participant representatives of those 15 primary schools through video conference. A number of participant representatives at the vaccination locations Ibu Iriana greeted were those at Bunga Indonesia Special Needs School in Bekasi Regency, Regina Pacis Primary School in City of Bogor, and Ratu Jaya Special Needs School in City of Depok.

“Everything is running smoothly, Bu?”, Ibu Iriana asked.

“The vaccination program for children has been started since 15 December; today, the vaccination for disabled children in Bekasi Regency has been running simultaneously. Alhamdulillah, all children and parents are supportive for the vaccination program,” said Head of Health Service in Bekasi Regency Sri Enny Mainiarti, who represented Bunga Indonesia Special Needs School.

Later on, Ibu Iriana continued to greet and asked participant representatives about the vaccination program in the City of Bogor.

“Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, children, good morning. How is the vaccination program in the City of Bogor?”, Ibu Iriana asked.

“In the City of Bogor, vaccination is running smoothly, the children are not afraid to get vaccinated although their parents are already here to accompany them,” said Regional Secretary of the City of Bogor Syarifah Sofiah, who represented Regina Pacis Primary School.

After inspecting the vaccination program, at the same location, Ibu Iriana and Ibu Wury inspected the ceremonial handover of social aid to the community representatives.

Guided by Head of Division 5 of OASE KIM Ibu Ayun Sri Harahap, 300 packages of stationery and sanitary kit were given to the children. Additionally, 100 packages of nine basic staples and health protocol kit were given to the community in the neighborhood.

Accompanying Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo and Ibu Wury Ma’ruf Amin during the event were Chairperson of OASE KIM Ibu Erni Tjahjo Kumolo, Spouse of West Java Governor Atalia Praratya Kamil, and a number of OASE KIM members. (Bureau of Press, Media, and Information Affairs of Presidential Secretariat/AIT) (AW/MUR)

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