Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia at Inspection of Vaccination at Bitung Container Port, Bitung City, North Sulawesi Province, February 25, 2022

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 25 Februari 2022
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Assalaamu’alaikum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh,

Good afternoon,

May peace be upon us all,

Shalom.

I want to greet the representative of Tomohon. Tomohon, please.

 

Representative of Tomohon City

Yes, Pak. Let us report to you that for vaccination rate in Tomohon, the first vaccination is at 90.4 percent.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Oh excellent, excellent.

 

Representative of Tomohon City

Thank you, Pak, and the second vaccination is at 77 percent.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Oh good, good.

 

Representative of Tomohon City

And the third vaccination is at 8.7 percent.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Oh, it is also high, 8 (8.7 percent) already. Good.

 

Representative of Tomohon City

Thank you, Pak.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Okay. I am very happy I can visit the mass vaccination in North Sulawesi province this afternoon. And I suppose [the rate of] Tomohon city for the first, second, and third [vaccination] is already good and I hope other cities and regencies can follow suit. If possible, all regions should have achieved more than 70 [percent], that would be great. Tomohon, thank you.

 

Representative of Tomohon City

Thank you, Pak.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Please, Minahasa regency.

 

Representative of Minahasa Regency

Yes, Bapak President. Let us report the vaccination acceleration in Minahasa region. Allow me, Bapak President. Before reporting, we Minahasan people will greet Bapak President.

-Vaccination participants greeted the President-

Let us report to you Bapak President that the vaccination rate is 84.48 percent, while the second vaccination rate is at 62.5 percent. That is all, Bapak President.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Okay. Great, it is already high. What was the first? 88 [percent]? Great. Do continue the first, the second, and then the third [vaccination]. Do prioritize senior citizens.

We hope that with a high rate of first vaccination and second vaccination, strengthened by booster jabs, we can reduce and curb the number of individuals exposed to COVID-19. Albeit infected, those who have received the second jab, especially the third jab, usually show no sympotms or only mild symptoms. This is based on actual experiences. Thank you, Minahasa, thank you.

Manado city, please. Manado, please.

 

Representative of Manado City

Good afternoon, Pak President. We from Manado city report that we have achieved 122 percent for the first vaccination.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

One hundred and twenty-two percent?

 

Representative of Manado City

Yes, 438,000 people vaccinated in Manado city.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Very very high. Excellent.

 

Representative of Manado City

The second vaccination rate is 85.75 percent.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Oh, excellent.

 

Representative of Manado City

As for the third vaccination, it is being rolled out, Pak President.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Yes.

 

Representative of Manado City

We have administered 108 percent or 780 jabs in Manado city.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Thank you.

 

Representative of Manado City

That is all, Pak President.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Thank you. Excellent. Manado city’s first vaccination rate is—how much was it? Around 120 [percent], then the second, I suppose we should boost it for senior citizens, then the third jab. I will not give many comments because it is already very high. Thank you, Manado city, thank you.

Sangihe Islands regency.

 

Regent of Sangihe Islands (Jabes Ezar Gaghana)

Let me report that our first vaccination rate is 72 percent or equivalent to 53,731 people, 33 percent are senior citizens. The second dose [was administered to] 32,489 people or 43 percent. And adolescents make up 75 percent, equivalent to 8,659, as for the second [dose], it is 58 percent, equivalent to 6,689 people. The total population that has been vaccinated with the first dose is 77,000 and with the second dose is 48,000, with the third dose 781. In total, 127,050 people have been vaccinated.

With respect to this event, we were able to cooperate with the Indonesian National Defense Forces and the Indonesian National Police that continue to assist regional governments and the people in achieving vaccination targets.  Thank you, Pak.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

There is no problem with vaccine supply, Pak Regent?

 

Regent of Sangihe Islands (Jabes Ezar Gaghana)

There is no problem, Pak. All supplies are available.

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Yes, please boost the vaccination rate for the first and second jabs, and later the third jab. Do prioritize senior citizens. Pak Regent, thank you, thank you.

Everyone, let me express my appreciation to all people of North Sulawesi who have been very enthusiastic to participate in this mass vaccination. I hope we are all safe from COVID-19, from the Delta variant, from the Omicron variant. Thank you, everyone. Good afternoon.

 

Wassalaamu’alaikum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh,

May God bless us all.

I thank you.

 

(DH/EP)

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