Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia at the Inspection of Mass Vaccination for Health Workers, at Istora Gelora Bung Karno Jakarta, 4 February 2021, at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 4 Februari 2021
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko “Jokowi” Widodo)

Although we have begun vaccination program at the community health centers, hospitals and the regions, we aim to speed up the vaccination process. So, earlier at Istora Gelora Bung Karno, we started mass vaccinations for health workers and we hope we can speed up (the vaccination process). And not only in Gelora Senayan, we will also implement the vaccination program in the markets. That is our approach. We will also speed up the vaccination program at economic centers and service centers. To date, the number of health workers who have been vaccinated has reached 700,266 people of the total 1.56 million, meaning it is only about 45 percent. This is what we want to pursue later so we can immediately start (the vaccination) apart from health workers. And we hope we can accelerate this vaccination program.


What about health protocols, Pak? Do you have any advice, Pak?


President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko “Jokowi” Widodo)

Yes, there are two important things in reducing the rate of transmission. First, 3M measures: wearing a face mask, maintaining a safe distance, and washing hands regularly. Second, we can also reduce the rate of transmission through vaccination.

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