The student vaccination program is (being conducted) at the direction of President Joko Widodo
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The State Intelligence Agency (BIN) has continued to organize mass vaccination programs for students and the public to support the achievement of herd immunity by the end of the year, the head of the agency said.

According to a press release received from BIN on Monday, the agency has held vaccinations in 10 provinces in Indonesia, including Central Java.

"The student vaccination program is (being conducted) at the direction of President Joko Widodo. The vaccination itself can protect yourself and your family," head of BIN, General Police (retd.) Budi Gunawan, said while accompanying President Widodo for a review of vaccinations in Klaten and Sukoharjo, Central Java on Monday.

Vaccination programs are expected to cover 70 percent of the population and help achieve herd immunity by the end of the year, he added.

"This COVID-19 vaccination program is an acceleration of the government's 3 million doses per day vaccination program," he explained.

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Gunawan expressed gratitude and appreciation to the community and all parties who helped to make the COVID-19 vaccination programs — aimed to prevent the coronavirus, which cannot be completely eliminated — a success.

He reminded the public to continue to implement the health protocols after getting vaccinated.

Meanwhile, during Monday's review, BIN provided a total of 58 thousand vaccine doses and distributed social assistance and vitamins in 10 provinces.

The provinces were Central Java (Klaten district and Sukoharjo district), Banten (Serang city, Serang district and Cilegon city), West Java (Tasikmalaya city), DIY (Yogyakarta city, Bantul district, Gunungkidul district, and Sleman district), East Java (Gresik district), North Sumatra (Deli Serdang district), West Sumatra (Dharmasraya district), Riau (Siak district, Dumai city, and Kampar district), East Kalimantan (Balikpapan city, Bontang city), and South Sulawesi (Gowa district).

In Central Java, vaccinations were given by medical intelligence officers from BIN to students and residents at three spots.

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In the Klaten area, mass vaccinations were carried out door-to-door in Ngledok village, Delanggu sub-district, Klaten district.

Door-to-door mass vaccinations were held in Brontowiryan village, Kartosuro sub-district, Sukoharjo district.

A mass vaccination for students was organized at Kartosuro 1 High School in Ngabeyan village, Kartosuro sub-district, Sukoharjo village.

Meanwhile, on Monday, President Widodo continued his visit to Sukoharjo and Klaten, Central Java to review vaccination activities organized by BIN.

He also virtually reviewed the implementation of vaccinations in nine other provinces as part of efforts to ensure the public has easy access to vaccinations so COVID-19 spread can be controlled.

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