Navy organizes vaccinations for maritime community in Serang

Navy organizes vaccinations for maritime community in Serang

The Banten Naval Base provided COVID-19 vaccination services at the PT Caputra Mitra Sejati Shipyard in Serang district, Banten province on Thursday (July 29, 2021). (ANTARA/Mulyana/RA)

Serang (ANTARA) - The Banten Naval Base on Thursday organized COVID-19 vaccinations at the PT Caputra Mitra Sejati Shipyard in Serang district, Banten province for the maritime community, including shipyard workers and coastal residents.

"We have reached our vaccination target for today, which is one thousand people. Hopefully, everything will run smoothly. The community is also very enthusiastic, which indicates that public awareness on vaccines has started to grow," Indonesian Navy’s deputy chief of staff, Vice Admiral Ahmadi Heri Purwono, said.

The vaccination service at the shipyard complex was the second such service provided by the Navy health team, he informed.

The targeted recipients of the latest vaccination program included shipyard workers and residents residing on the border between Salira village and Mangunreja village in Pulo Ampel sub-district, Serang district, he said.

"In this program, the Navy also provided basic necessities to the vaccine participants, which were symbolically handed over to a representative of the residents as a thank you for the community's participation in the government's program to accelerate vaccination," Purwono informed.

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On Tuesday (July 27, 2021), the Indonesian Navy's Marine Corps also provided COVID-19 vaccination services at the Merak Executive Port in Banten province.

The Banten provincial government thanks the Navy for its support towards the government's efforts to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations in the country.

As part of efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indonesian government has been conducting a nationwide vaccination program to boost immunity and break the chain of COVID-19 transmission since January 13, 2021.

According to data provided by the Health Ministry, as of July 29, 2021, as many as 46,567,370 citizens have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 19,867,271 citizens have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. (

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