President Jokowi Inspects Mass Vaccinations in Jombang Regency, E. Java Province
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, on Monday (22/3), inspected mass vaccination held at the Pendopo of Jombang Regency, East Java province.
Arriving at the location at around 16.05 Western Indonesian Time, President Jokowi immediately inspected the stages of vaccination, starting from the registration process, health screening, vaccine injection to post-injection observation.
Approximately 230 people received a dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, including several kiai (Islamic teachers), religious and interfaith leaders, the elderly, as well as public officers and public servants.
“Thank God, everything runs smoothly, starting from registration, screening, vaccine injection to observation, everything went well,” the President said.
The President also shared the opinion of kiai and the East Java Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) on the AstraZeneca vaccine. “This morning, I also met with the senior kiai, the kiai from the East Java Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), they said that the AstraZeneca vaccine can be used, halal (lawful under Islamic rule) and tayyib (good),” he said.
The Government, the President stated, will further distribute COVID-19 vaccines to accelerate vaccinations in various regions.
“We will encourage the distribution of more vaccines in East Java, then to distribute them to the existing regencies/municipalities, so that the implementation of vaccines can be accelerated for Islamic boarding schools, kiai, students, and also for public officers and public servants,” he stated.
Similar mass vaccinations were also held simultaneously in 21 districts throughout Jombang Regency. On this occasion, the President monitored the mass vaccinations in those districts via a video conference.
The President also stated that dissemination of information to the people on the importance of vaccination should be intensified in order for the vaccination process to be completed this year. (TGH/UN) (FI/MUR)