Health Minister observes Pangudi Luhur's COVID-19 vaccination centre

Health Minister observes Pangudi Luhur's COVID-19 vaccination centre

Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin (third from left) visited the Pangudi Luhur Vaccination Center located on Brawijaya 4 street, South Jakarta on Saturday (July 31, 2021).

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin observed a vaccination drive that the Pangudi Luhur Vaccination Center on Brawijaya 4 street, South Jakarta conducted on Saturday.

The Pangudi Luhur Vaccination Center was established by the Pangudi Luhur High School Alumni Association Jakarta, in collaboration with Gandaria Hospital and Pangudi Luhur Doctor Community (BroDoc), with the support of the Ministry of Health and the DKI Jakarta Provincial Health Office.

In three months, the center has administered Sinovac and AstraZeneca shots to more than 5,700 residents of Jakarta and its surrounding areas.

During his visit, the Health Minister lauded Pangudi Luhur personnel for helping the government accelerate the national vaccination program to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccinations carried out at the Pangudi Luhur Vaccination Center have run smoothly with the observance of the health protocols, Minister Sadikin noted.

The collaboration carried out at the Pangudi Luhur Vaccination Center will hopefully help accelerate the government's efforts to achieve herd immunity in Jakarta and its metropolitan areas, General Chairman of Pangudi Luhur High School Alumni Association (IKA PL) Arief Satria Kurniagung said.

"People should get vaccinated as soon as possible, especially with the rise in Delta variant cases that is currently happening," he remarked.

Vaccinations have been proven to protect people from virus transmission and prevent more severe symptoms upon exposure, regardless of the type of vaccine, Kurniagung said.

Head of the Pangudi Luhur Vaccination Center Committee, Felix Suseno, said the vaccination program carried out at the center will continue until September, 2021.

"We are targeting participants from all sections of society in the age range of 12 years and over," he informed.

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