Jakarta (ANTARA) - The provincial government of Jakarta has reported that 15 sub-districts of the capital city have provided the first COVID-19 dose to more than 100 percent of their population as of August 11, 2021.

"This is the result of the collaboration between the regional government, the TNI (National Defense Forces), the police, and the Attorney General's Office," said acting assistant for people's welfare for the Jakarta Regional Secretary, Suharti, during the Vaccination Towards Herd Immunity discussion here on Thursday.

Based on data from the Jakarta Health Office, as of August 11, 2021, 15 out of 44 sub-districts of the capital have met the 100-percent vaccination target for the first dose, and some have even reached 600 percent of the target, Suharti said.

The 15 sub-district include Gambir (271.11 percent); Grogol Petamburan (111.61 percent); Johar Baru (107.24 percent); Kebayoran Baru (646.21 percent); and Kelapa Gading (153.77 percent).

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Meanwhile, the vaccination rate in Kemayoran sub-district has reached 109.58 percent, Matraman 101.16 percent; Menteng 157.21 percent; Pademangan 108.96 percent; and, Pancoran 108.45 percent.

In addition, Sawah Besar has reached 171.87 percent; Senen 134.12 percent; Setiabudi 180.82 percent; and, Tanah Abang 454.57 percent.

It is estimated that the high rate of vaccinations have been seen because of opening of vaccination services for all residents, both residents who have a Jakarta ID card as well as residents who do not have the card, Suharti said.

The first dose has been administered to 8.7 million, or 97.6 percent of the targeted 8.94 million recipients in Jakarta as of August 11, 2021. Meanwhile, the second dose has been administered to 3.7 million people or 42.3 percent of the target.

Suharti informed that about 40 percent of the people who have received the vaccine do not have a Jakarta ID card, but they have been received the vaccine because the government wants everyone going back and forth in Jakarta to be protected from the virus.

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Translator: Dewa Ketut, Raka Adji
Editor: Suharto
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