This program is aimed to build herd immunity and to recover the economy that has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We are grateful that the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry has provided us with this chance. I think this is a good move that we should pursue," Head of the West Java Tourism and Culture Service Dedi Taufik said in a press release, Sunday.
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has deployed two cars symbolically inaugurated at the West Java Governor's Office on November 13, to serve the local community.
One car will serve people living in Garut District, Tasikmalaya District, Tasikmalaya City, and Majalengka District.
Another car will serve people in Bandung District, Subang District, Indramayu District, Cirebon District, and Kuningan District.
"We will provide vaccination services to areas with low coverage in vaccination. The vaccine cars might also go to traditional villages in West Java," Taufik added.
The Vaccine Cars are targeting people involved in the tourism industry and creative economy sectors.
To support the program, the ministry collaborates with related parties such as the West Java Provincial Health Service, West Java Provincial Tourism and Culture Service, West Java Provincial Village Community Empowerment Service, as well as regional officials in districts/cities.
In addition to the vaccine cars, there will be two more vehicles deployed to provide entertainment and attract public interest to come to vaccination locations.
"We hope that this program will be an initiative for all local governments. We will always continue to help. Together we develop West Java," Expert Staff for Crisis Management at the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry, Henky Manurung noted.
According to the schedule, the vaccine cars will start to travel on November 13 to 23 and continue the journey to Central Java before returning to West Java for the second route.
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