Jakarta (ANTARA) - BIN, Indonesia's National Intelligence Agency, conducted door-to-door vaccination drive against COVID-19 in six provinces in Indonesia on Sunday.

"Today, in accordance with the President's directives, BIN is holding door-to-door vaccinations for the public and students in remote areas of six provinces," General (retired) Budi Gunawan, Head of BIN, said while reviewing the activity in Mekarsari Village, Ngamprah Sub-district, West Bandung District, West Java, Sunday.

in addition to West Bandung, other regions hosting the door-to-door vaccination activities were Central Java, Banten, East Kalimantan, Riau and South Sulawesi.

In the six provinces, he said, BIN was targeting to administer COVID-19 vaccine jabs to some 10,000 people.

Budi Gunawan said his agency hoped to help the government's policy to accelerate the implementation of the national vaccination program to reach up to 3 million doses per day.

"Hence, the target of developing a herd immunity by reaching 70 percent (of the population) could be achieved by the end of 2021," he said in a press release.

In addition to vaccination activities, BIN also provided social assistance comprising 10,000 packages of basic food and vitamins for residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the six provinces.

"Let's continue to abide by the health protocols and pray that this pandemic will end soon," Budi Gunawan said.
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