President Jokowi Inspects Mass Vaccination for Journalists in Jakarta
Date 25 Februari 2021
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday (25/02/2021) morning inspected the COVID-19 mass vaccination for journalists at Basketball Hall A of Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta.
The mass vaccination is scheduled to take place until 27 February with the target of 5,512 participants.
“Thank God, this morning, vaccination has begun for 5,500 media crew members and I saw that the process went well and successfully,” said the President after the inspection.
Journalists are a priority target for the second stage of the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination since they are on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, playing a crucial role in educating society about pandemic management.
“As I have stated on the National Press Day, we want to prioritize the press for vaccination. We hope this (vaccination) provides protection to media crew, especially those in the field who often interact with the public, often interact with interviewees,” the President remarked.
He further said that the vaccination is not only held in Special Capital Region of Jakarta, but it will also be held in other provinces in Indonesia.
“We hope it will be carried out in other provinces so that all media crews, all press in the country, all of them will get vaccinated immediately,” he said.
Joining the President during the inspection were Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Minister of Communications and Informatics Johnny G. Plate, and Chairman of Press Council Mohammad Nuh. (FID/UN) (DH/MMB)