President Jokowi Urges Regional Leaders to Speed up Second, Booster Doses Vaccination
During vaccination drive inspection in 17 provinces via video conference, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Friday (02/18) has called on local governments to accelerate the second and booster doses vaccination.
“There are still many regions in which the second and third doses [vaccination] are below 60 percent,” President Jokowi said from the Bogor Presidential Palace.
Therefore, the Head of State also urged the local governments to prioritize vaccination drive for the elderly since, according to him, 69 percent of those who died due to Omicron variant were the elderly and those who had not been vaccinated.
On the occasion, Chief of the National Police General Listyo Sigit Prabowo stated that this simultaneous vaccination drive is held at 5,107 locations targeting at least 1.1 million citizens. The vaccines used in the vaccination drive are AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, Sinopharm, CoronaVac, Johnson & Johnson, and Sinovac.
“Today’s vaccination is for the elderly, children, and general public involving 63,112 vaccinators,” Listyo said at a vaccination drive in Magelang, Central Java province. He will also ensure the efforts to accelerate vaccination will continue, such as through mobile and door-to-door vaccinations for the elderly who cannot come to the vaccination sites. (DND/UN) (GWH/MMB)