President targets Bogor District to attain herd immunity in August

President targets Bogor District to attain herd immunity in August

President Joko Widodo (right) observed the mass vaccination of financial service players at Senayan Inoor Tennis Stadium in Jakarta, Wednesday (June 16, 2021). ANTARA PHOTO/HO-Presidential Secretariat-Lukas/foc.

We target Bogor District to achieve herd immunity at least in August
Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is sanguine about Bogor District in West Java achieving herd immunity against COVID-19 in August 2021.

"We hope to be able to continue to work hard to accelerate the vaccination program. We target Bogor District to achieve herd immunity at least in August," Jokowi noted on the Presidential Secretariat YouTube channel.

The president made the remarks while observing the mass COVID-19 vaccination of those at a high risk of contracting the coronavirus, including people with disabilities and tourism agents, at the Bogor Pekansari Stadium on Thursday.

An estimated 10 thousand people were vaccinated against COVID-19 at the stadium and several hospitals and public health service posts in Bogor on Thursday, he remarked.

At the stadium, the president observed the implementation of the vaccination program at several hospitals and public health service posts through video conference.

The president obtained a report of 759 recipients of the COVID-19 vaccination at the Permata Hospital in Jonggol comprising public service officers, teachers, senior citizens, businesspersons, and healthcare workers.

Meanwhile, some 300 individuals, including senior citizens, vulnerable people, and public service officers, received COVID-19 vaccination at the Cimandala public health service post (puskesmas) in Bogor.

Vaccination was also administered to 200 people at Puskesmas Citereup, 350 individuals at Puskesmas Karadenan, and 300 persons at the Bina Husada Hospital

As of Tuesday (June 15), data from the COVID-19 Task Force showed that the government had administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 20.9 million people and the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine to 11.6 million people.

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