West Java's residents administered 18 million vaccine doses: governor

West Java's residents administered 18 million vaccine doses: governor

West Java Governor M. Ridwan Kamil. (ANTARA/HO-Humas Pemprov Jabar)

We will follow up on everything according to the directions related to vaccines
Bandung, W Java (ANTARA) - West Java Governor M. Ridwan Kamil confirmed that as of Tuesday (Sept 14), the West Java provincial government had administered around 18 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to residents.

"We will follow up on everything according to the directions related to vaccines. We also report that around 18 million doses have been administered," Kamil stated during a videoconference of a coordination meeting to evaluate PPKM in the Java and Bali regions held here on Wednesday.

The governor noted that as of September 12, 2021, on an average, around 268,697 doses per day were administered in West Java.

However, Kamil noted that West Java's government is ready to administer vaccines at twice the current average daily rate.

"Our daily (vaccination) speed is already around 260 thousand, and in fact, the system is ready to double the speed if the vaccine stocks are adequate," the governor remarked.

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To this end, Kamil is optimistic that the supply of vaccines from the central government to West Java Province would be increased, so that the target of injecting 37 million residents of West Java to achieve herd immunity in December 2021 would be achieved.

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Panjaitan stated that the government will continue to push the nation's vaccination program, so that community immunity would soon be established, and Indonesia could surmount the COVID-19 pandemic.


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"Now, we will maximize all vaccines because that is our way to prevent this number (COVID-19 cases) from rising again. Hence, I urge all to work hand-in-hand," he stressed.

In a bid to boost immunity against COVID-19, the Indonesian government launched a nationwide vaccination program on January 13, 2021. President Joko Widodo was the first vaccine recipient under the program.


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