President Jokowi Inspects Mass Vaccination Program for Health Workers in Jakarta
Date 4 Februari 2021
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday (04/02) at Istora Senayan in South Jakarta inspected the implementation of mass COVID-19 vaccination program for health workers.
The vaccination program, held by Ministry of Health together with Jakarta Health Office and state-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma, is targeting 6,000 health workers and will take place from 08.30 to 15.30 Western Indonesian Time.
Data from Ministry of Health unveils that as of Wednesday (03/02), the Government has succeeded in injecting the first jab of vaccine for 646,026 health workers across the country.
For the record, during a Plenary Cabinet Meeting on Handling of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Follow-up on the Vaccination Program on Wednesday (03/02), the President ordered his Cabinet to speed up the implementation of COVID-19 vaccination program.
“The President further encourages that vaccination can be increased both in terms of volume and time so that herd immunity can be achieved immediately,” said Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, who also helms the Committee for Handling COVID-19 and National Economic Recovery Airlangga Hartarto.
In this regard, Airlangga continued, Ministry of Health will continue to make improvements to speed up the vaccination targeting 181.5 million Indonesians so that herd immunity can be achieved within one year.
To date, the Government has gradually brought in 28 million doses of Sinovac vaccine free of charge for the public.
The Government has successfully secured 426 million doses of vaccine from several different manufacturers and countries. Ministry of Health has also prepared around 30,000 vaccinators, 10,000 community health centers, and 3,000 hospitals available to support vaccination program for 181.5 million Indonesians. (TGH / UN) (MUR / EP)