"I am optimistic that the COVID-19 vaccination center, initiated by Iluni UI, will continue to prioritize health protocols to avoid new clusters," Vice President Amin remarked.
As earlier known, vaccination is one of the important keys to curbing the spread of COVID-19. Vaccination can help to build herd immunity among people and suppress the spread of the virus, Amin noted.
In addition, COVID-19 vaccination should be supported by the central and local governments' steps to boost implementation of the 3T program (testing, tracing, treatment) and to ensure community discipline in enforcing health protocols.
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The Healthy Synergy Vaccination Center is organized by Iluni UI along with the Indonesian Vertical Hospital Association (ARVI), Telecommunication and Information Accessibility Agency (BAKTI) of Communication and Informatics Ministry, and Media Group, with a target of covering two thousand people per day from July 22 to September 17.
Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Fatmawati Hospital, Sulianti Saroso Hospital, PON Hospital, Soeharto Herdjaan Hospital, RSKO Jakarta Hospital, Persahabatan Hospital, Harapan Kita Hospital, and Dharmain Hospital have partaken in the endeavor.
The Sinergi Sehat Vaccination Center opens vaccination services for those aged 12 years and above, the elderly, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. The types of vaccines offered at the vaccination center are Sinovac, AstraZeneca, and Moderna.
According to data from covid19.go.id, until September 13, Indonesia had administered the first dose to over 72 million people, while 42 million people had been fully vaccinated. Indonesia aims to vaccinate at least 208 million of its populace to achieve herd immunity.
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