President Jokowi Asks Regional Leaders to Accelerate Second Dose of Vaccination and Booster

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JAKARTA, THE NUSANTARA POST – The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) urged regional leaders to accelerate the implementation of the second and third dose or booster vaccinations.

“I just want to encourage all regencies/cities and provinces to concentrate on the second injection and also the third injection or booster,” said the President from the Bogor Presidential Palace.

The President emphasized that this acceleration of vaccination needs to be carried out because the achievement of the second and third doses of vaccination in a number of areas is still relatively low.

“I see that the second and third doses are still below 60 percent, which is still low,” he said.

The Head of State also requested that vaccination be prioritized for the elderly (elderly), who are at greater risk if exposed to COVID-19.

“To put the elderly first, this is very important, because from the latest data I received, 69 percent of those who died from Omicron were the first elderly, the second one who had not been vaccinated,” he said.

On that occasion, President Jokowi did not forget to express his appreciation to all components of the nation who have supported the acceleration of vaccination in the country.

“I would like to express my gratitude and high appreciation for the accelerated implementation of vaccination today,” he concluded.

Meanwhile, National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo in his report said that the simultaneous vaccination was carried out at 5,107 points and targeted at least 1.1 million residents. The vaccines used are AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, Sinopharm, CoronaVac, Johnson & Johnson, and Sinovac.

“Today’s vaccination targets are the elderly, children, and the general public, involving 63,112 vaccinators,” said Listyo from one of the vaccination locations at the Borobudur Museum, Magelang, Central Java.

The National Police Chief emphasized that his party will continue to carry out efforts to accelerate vaccination in collaboration with other related parties.

“Efforts to accelerate the elderly who cannot come to outlets, we will continue our mobile vaccination strategy and door-to-door vaccination,” concluded the National Police Chief (Wan)

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