“I reviewed the implementation of vaccinations for 375 SLB students. We are optimistic that this activity would be able to offer maximum protection to SLB students," Jokowi stated during his visit to SLB Negeri 1 Yogyakarta that was monitored from the YouTube channel of the Presidential Secretariat.
Jokowi remarked that SLB students were being vaccinated under the efforts to expand inoculation to curb the spread of COVID-19, especially the Delta variant.
"This vaccination for students is part of our vaccination efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, especially the Delta variant, as we know that COVID-19 will stubbornly persist," he remarked.
While reviewing the vaccination, the president was accompanied by Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung and Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X.
Prior to the vaccination at SLB Negeri 1 Yogyakarta, the head of state also observed vaccination conducted for the public at the Jogja Expo Center (JEC), Bantul District. Vaccination at the JEC targets eight thousand vaccine recipients.
"Vaccinations were conducted for eight thousand people, including people with disabilities, Sultan Palace's courtiers, the elderly, Grab partners, and the general public as well," Jokowi noted.
The president later expressed optimism that over 70 percent of Indonesians would have been vaccinated by the end of 2021.
"I express my deepest gratitude to the people, who are enthusiastic about getting vaccinated. This will offer protection to us all since once again, this Coronavirus cannot completely disappear," he emphasized.
The president stressed that vaccination was the best way to protect ourselves along with strict implementation of health protocols.
"The best way to protect yourself is by vaccinating and implementing strict health protocols," he affirmed.
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