"This morning, I along with the Yogyakarta governor and head of Bantul District observed the mass vaccination conducted for eight thousand residents, be it for disabled people, abdi dalem (royal household servants), elderly people, Grab partners, or the public in general," he noted during the observation on Friday.
Jokowi expects the vaccination program to offer maximum protection to the public, thereby enabling them to conduct normal activities as they earlier did.
"Extending vaccination coverage is indeed the need of the hour," Jokowi emphasized.
The president also highlighted that increasingly more number of people had currently received vaccination. He expects 70 percent of Indonesian citizens to be vaccinated by the end of 2021.
To this end, the president has instructed ministries and agencies to assist in the process and progress to inoculate the public.
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On a related note, an expert at the Center for Indonesian Policy Study (CIPS), Andree Surianta, has projected the state to vaccinate 2.7 million people daily in case more vaccine stocks arrived from overseas into Indonesia.
"I express my deepest gratitude to the public, who are so enthusiastic to be vaccinated. This will offer protection to us all, as it is unlikely that this COVID-19 or coronavirus will totally perish," he noted.
He reminded all that the best ways to protect oneself was by getting vaccinated and following health protocols through a disciplined approach.
On the same occasion, he also expressed gratitude to Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X and Head of Bantul District Abdul Halim for conducting the mass vaccination program.
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