"If the vaccine is available, Insya Allah (God willing), the target for vaccinating teachers will be achieved, and face-to-face learning could be resumed in July," Bandung Mayor Yana Mulyana stated in the city on Monday, April 19, 2021.
The mayor is optimistic of the vaccination of teachers running smoothly owing to good vaccination procedures at the sub-district level.
"We have a total of 80 puskesmas (public health service posts), not to mention (health clinics). The most important aspect is that the places meet the requirements and follow health protocols. The number of vaccinators is also more than one thousand," he pointed out.
To expedite the vaccination of teachers, he appealed to puskesmas officers to bring the vaccination service closer to the targeted recipients.
Mulyana expressed hope that the vaccination of teachers would be completed in May 2021.
The mayor did not exclude the possibility of students above 18 years of age in the city being vaccinated against COVID-19.
"Only students aged above 18 years will be vaccinated. Since their number is large, the vaccination of 36 thousand teachers is prioritized," he stated.
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