Jakarta govt pushes for mobile vaccinations to cover more participants

Jakarta govt pushes for mobile vaccinations to cover more participants

Jakartans showed their vaccination cards after being vaccinated at the mobile vaccination ambulance in Cipedak, Jakarta, Tuesday (8/3/2021). ANTARA PHOTO/Indrianto Eko Suwarso/aww/rst.

The public can register at their neighborhood units (RT)
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta government has pushed for conducting mobile vaccinations in several areas in Jakarta to expedite inoculation numbers in the capital and to reach more participants in areas of low vaccine coverage.

"The public can register at their neighborhood units (RT)," Jakarta Smart City posted the announcement on the Instagram account @jsclab on Wednesday.

Four mini vaccination centers are spread across four locations in Jakarta, notably at State Junior High School SMPN 156, Tanah Tinggi, Johar in Central Jakarta;
at RPTRA Cilincing Berseri, Cilincing, in North Jakarta; at Pondok Kelapa Sate Elementary School SDN 06, Pondok Kelapa Selatan Street, Duren Sawit. in East Jakarta; and  Srengseng Sawah Urban Village Office, Srengseng Sawah Raya 8 Street, Jagakarsa, South Jakarta.

The centers are open from 8:00 to 12:00 local time, except for the fourth center from 16:00 to 19:00 local time.

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Vaccine recipients must bring along the original or copies of their identity cards as an administration requirement.

The vaccination centers will administer the Sinovac vaccine to all recipients starting from children above 12 years of age.

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan had earlier stated that mobile vaccinations were expected to reach residential areas and economic centers in a bid to expedite the vaccination program.

"I suggest the vaccination to be conducted in the afternoon and evening as well, especially in economic centers to accommodate more recipients," Baswedan remarked.

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The governor began to roll out mobile vaccinations on July 7 with the help of several stakeholders. He firstly rolled out 16 mobile vaccine ambulances as part of the efforts to expand the coverage of the COVID-19 vaccination program in the capital city.

Baswedan expressed hope that mobile vaccinations could help the Indonesian government achieve the inoculation target.

According to data from covid19.go.id/, by August 3, some 48 million people had received the first dose of the vaccine, while 21 million people had been fully vaccinated. The government has set a target to vaccinate at least 208 million Indonesians in order to achieve herd immunity.

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