Ten COVID-19 vaccination centers set up in Bogor district

Ten COVID-19 vaccination centers set up in Bogor district

West Java BPBD head Dani Ramdan. (ANTARA/HO-Humas Pemprov Jabar)

Bandung (ANTARA) - Ten COVID-19 vaccination centers have been set up in ten sub-districts of Bogor District through a collaboration between the West Java Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) and the district government to accelerate efforts to achieve herd immunity.

Three mass vaccination drives targeting 56 thousand residents have been organized at the ten centers on July 26, July 28, and August 2, 2021, the agency's head Dani Ramdan said at an online press conference on Thursday.

The vaccination centers are located in the sub-districts of Ciomas, Sukaraja, Parung, Kemang, Cileungsi, Gunung Putri, Citeureup, Tajur Halang, Bojong Gede, and Cibinong.

"I hope Bogor residents will take this opportunity (to get vaccinated) and help their body to develop immunity (against COVID-19)," Ramdan said, adding that the vaccination drives are expected to help reduce the death rate in the region.

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According to Ramdan, the BPBD is targeting to vaccinate 70-80 per cent, or around 37 million, of West Java's 50 million residents. Therefore, vaccination centers are essential to accelerate immunization efforts as meeting the target would not be an easy feat.

"We must admit (the vaccination target) is very large, because to achieve the same number on another occasion, a vaccination process should continue for at least ten years," he pointed out.

Meanwhile, the Bogor district administration's secretary, Burhanudin, said the district's vaccination drive is targeting 4.2 million of its 5.7 million residents. To achieve at least 20 per cent of the target, around 1.2 million residents will need to be vaccinated by August, 2021, he added.

Besides organizing vaccinations at the West Java Disaster Mitigation Agency and Bogor District's joint vaccination centers, the district authorities have also arranged vaccination drives at community health centers (Puskesmas) in the sub-districts every Monday and Wednesday, with a daily quota of two thousand vaccinations at each Puskesmas, he said.

"Therefore, there would be around 160 thousand recipients every week on our vaccination drive in 40 subdistricts," Burhanudin informed.

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