Gov’t Plans to Vaccinate 70 Percent of Population By End 2021
The Indonesian Government has set target of vaccinating around seventy percent of the population by the end of this year.
The statement was made by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in a press statement after door-to-door review of COVID-19 vaccination coordinated by the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) in Karang Rejo Village, Tarakan City, North Kalimantan Province, Tuesday (19/10/ 2021).
“This target aims to accelerate national vaccination rate. It is expected that by the end of the year, more than seventy percent of our population has been vaccinated,” the President said after inspecting door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination in Karang Rejo Subdistrict, Tarakan City, North Kalimantan Province, Tuesday (19/10).
The President added that the vaccination, which was carried out door-to-door, was a form of service to the public to ease the people in getting vaccines.
For the record, today’s vaccination targets 70,000 people consisting of 30,000 people and 40,000 students of junior high, high school, vocational school, and Islamic schools.
“This program was held in the provinces of North Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, Jambi, South Sumatra, Bangka Belitung, Lampung, West Java, Central Java, West Nusa Tenggara, Central Sulawesi, and Gorontalo,” the President added.
The Head of State expressed hope that vaccination drive can provide maximum protection to the public so that they are protected from COVID-19. (FID/UN) (EST/EP)