President Jokowi Inspects Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccination in Bogor
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Friday (18/03/2021) inspected drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination at Pajajaran sport venue in the West Java city of Bogor after inspecting another vaccination at Puri Begawan in the city.
In the drive-thru vaccination, it was not only the elderly aged 60 years old and older who were prioritized; online motorcycle taxi drivers also got vaccinated.
“I just saw the drive-thru vaccination process carried out in Bogor city. I noticed that everything proceeded well and smoothly, starting with the registration, screening, then vaccine injecting. Everything went well,” President Jokowi remarked.
On that occasion, the President stressed that vaccination must continue all over Indonesia so that community immunity or herd immunity can be immediately built and transmission rate of COVID-19 can be suppressed.
“We hope that vaccination model like this can also be conducted in other cities, in other provinces in order to boost the vaccination process in the country,” he said.
Official website of regional government of Bogor city reported that 61.198 vaccine recipients have been registered to get vaccinated in three months.
Echoing a similar sentiment, Mayor of Bogor city Bima Arya explained that vaccination process must be conducted step by step and involve all related stakeholders.
According to Bima, the Bogor Health Agency collaborated with healthcare platform Halodoc and online ride-hailing platform GoJek to target the elderly group through drive-thru vaccination system, while maintaining and ensuring health and safety protocols.
The Bogor Health Agency also reported that it targets the elderly who receive the vaccine via drive-thru vaccination can reach 600 people per day.
For the record, the Government continues to collaborate with various stakeholders to organize drive-thru vaccination services as an effort to facilitate the public to have access to COVID-19 vaccination. (FID/UN) (AP/EP)