Mass vaccinations were carried out at several locations spread over the Gondanglegi and Pakis sub-districts, Malang police chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner Bagoes Wibisono said at the police headquarters on Thursday.
"Today's mass vaccination target is five thousand doses of vaccine administered to five thousand people," he added.
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Vaccinations were conducted at several locations to avoid crowding and in strict adherence with the health protocols, Wibisono explained.
The venues for the program included State Elementary School (SDN) 2 Ketawang, Vocational High School (SMK) Muhammadiyah 7 Gondanglegi, State Elementary School (SDN) 1 Sekarpuro Pakis, and State Elementary School (SDN) 1 Asrikaton Pakis, he informed.
"This is proof of our commitment to support the government in accelerating the vaccination rollout so that herd immunity can be achieved soon," he stated.
The police will go all out to support government programs for handling coronavirus transmission, especially in the Malang district area, Wibisono stressed.
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Meanwhile, Malang district head M Sanusi said the district government will continue to accelerate the vaccination program. However, the program's implementation will depend on the supply of vaccines received by the local government, he added.
Malang district has so far recorded 9,028 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of the total patients, 5,285 have recovered from the infection, 395 have succumbed to it, while the remaining are still undergoing treatment, as per official data.
The Indonesian government launched its free vaccination program on January 13, 2021 to boost immunity and break the chain of COVID-19 transmission.
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