Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Democratic (NasDem) party is carrying out mobile vaccinations in Jakarta, in collaboration with the Jakarta government, to accelerate the COVID-19 immunization program

"We started this program from today (July 19, 2021) to help the government accelerate mass vaccinations for the public," secretary of the party's regional executive board in Jakarta, Wibi Andrino, said at Ahmad Yani field, Kebayoran Lama, South Jakarta on Monday.

The mobile vaccinations are being carried out at two spots in South Jakarta and West Jakarta, he informed.

In South Jakarta, the vaccination drive is taking place at Ahmad Yani field, Praja Street 28, Kebayoran Lama, while in West Jakarta, it is being conducted at Jelambar 01 Pagi elementary school, Empang Bahagia Raya Street 25C, Grogol Petamburan, he said.

"The vaccinations will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. from 19 July-2 August, 2021 for the first dose and the second dose will be offered from 16 August to 30 August, 2021," he added.

The mobile vaccination drive is part of an ongoing program offered by Nasdem vaccination centers in five areas of DKI Jakarta from July 5 to August 29, 2021 and is targeting to inoculate 250 people per day, Andrino said.

The NasDem party decided to roll out the mobile vaccination drive in view of a growing number of people interested in getting vaccinated at the vaccination centers, he added.

"Since people have shown enthusiasm at our vaccination centers, we are trying to reach out to them with our mobile vaccination," he remarked.

The mobile vaccinations would hopefully fulfill people's rights and protect them from COVID-19 transmission, he said. Children from 12-17 years are welcome to enroll for vaccination, besides adults and the elderly, he added.

Meanwhile, deputy head of Kebayoran Lama sub-district, R Sidik Rawanta, lauded NasDem's effort to accelerate mass vaccinations in the community, especially for Kebayoran Lama's residents.

"We send our utmost respect and gratitude to NasDem and Mr. Andrino for their attention to the public, especially our community in Kebayoran Lama," Rawanta said.

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Translator: Syaiful Hakim, Resinta Sulisti
Editor: Suharto
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