Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia at the Inspection of Mass COVID-19 Vaccination on Monday, 22 March 2021 at Delta Wibawa Pavilion in Sidoarjo Regency, East Java Province
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
May peace be upon us all.
This morning I am visiting Sidoarjo regency to inspect vaccination process. I want to ensure that the public has huge enthusiasm for participating in this vaccination program. That is the first.
Second, I also want to ensure the readiness of the regency government, hospitals, and community health center. We hope the national vaccination goes well.
I need to inform you that this morning I met the East Java branch of the Indonesian Ulema Council. I have also met religious leaders in East Java province to discuss AstraZeneca vaccine. They told me that East Java is ready to receive AstraZeneca vaccine and that it will be used at Islamic boarding schools in East Java. I suppose it deserves appreciation. And I have ordered Minister of Health to immediately distribute AstraZeneca vaccine to East Java and other provinces.
That concludes my speech on this auspicious occasion.
I thank you.
Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. (DH/MEP)