President Jokowi Inspects Mass Vaccination in Maluku
Date 25 Maret 2021
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Thursday (25/03/2021) inspected mass COVID-19 vaccination at regional royal residence of King Hitu near the Huseka’a pier in Central Maluku regency, Maluku province.
All participants of COVID-19 vaccination must follow four stages at this event, starting from registration, health screening, vaccination, and a 30-minute observation to monitor their condition after vaccine injection and anticipate post-immunization accidents (KIPI).
“This morning, I noticed that the vaccination process here, alhamdulillah, went smoothly. The management was also well organized. We expect that this vaccination will continue in accordance with the target that we have set,” the President said after inspecting the vaccination.
According to President Jokowi, in order to build community immunity or herd immunity, 70 percent of total population in Indonesia must get vaccinated.
The President added it will take a long process to achieve that target (herd immunity); yet, he expressed confidence that it can be realized if mass vaccination continues to be carried out all over Indonesia.
“Our target, at the end of the year, inshallah, will be finished, as long as the vaccination process like this continues,” he said.
For the record, as part of the working visit in Maluku province, the President has also inspected the mass COVID-19 vaccination at Yos Sudarso port and the dr. J. Leimena Central General Hospital (RSUP) in Maluku provincial capital of Ambon.
On that occasion, the President thanked all the frontline health workers and vaccinators for their hard work every day in vaccinating the people.
“We hope this pandemic will come to an end soon and national economy, regional economy, provincial economy will bounce back, back to normal and we can work and live as usual,” he added. (TGH/UN) (AP/EP)