Jakarta: Vice President (Vice President) Ma’ruf Amin ensures that the government continues to carry out vaccinations to achieve communal immunity. The government even targets at least 77 percent of the total Indonesian people to have received the COVID-19 vaccination by 2021.
“We want Indonesia to have finished 77 percent of the population of 200.8 million being vaccinated against COVID-19,” said Ma’ruf while reviewing the implementation of vaccinations at the An-Nawawi Islamic Boarding School, Tanara, Serang Regency, Banten Province, Thursday, August 19, 2021. .
Ma’ruf hopes that the whole community is willing to be vaccinated. Vaccination is an effort to protect yourself from the plague. It is even part of the religious order.
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People who have been vaccinated, said Ma’ruf, do not mean they are immune or cannot contract the virus. Vaccination is believed to make the disease caused by infection less severe.
“Therefore, I hope that all people will be vaccinated. This is also a matter of religious orders. So if there are people who have not (vaccinated), this is a wrong understanding. Apart from surrendering to fate, we are also ordered to make efforts to prevent disease or treat it,” said Ma’ruf.
He also appealed to the public not to comply with health protocols such as wearing masks, washing hands, and maintaining distance to minimize the spread of the virus. Data from the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) as of August 17, 2021, shows that the target for vaccination in Serang Regency is 1,259,754 people.
However, the new coverage touched 88,540 people who received the first dose of vaccination and 41,911 people received the second (complete) dose. In order to help accelerate the Covid-19 vaccination in the Serang Regency area, the Navy carried out mass vaccinations through the Navy’s Covid-19 Vaccination Assault program at the An-Nawawi Tanara Islamic Boarding School, with a target of around 3,000 people.
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The details are 500 male students, 500 female students, 200 pesantren administrators, 200 students, and around 1,600 people. The vaccine used is Sinovac vaccine.
Vaccines for Indonesia
In an effort to support vaccination in the country, Media Group together with Slank launched a social campaign entitled “Vaccin for Indonesia”. This campaign is an effort to jointly rise from the pandemic and foster optimism towards a new normal by continuing to maintain physical and mental health. Vaccines in this title do not only mean “medicine” or “anti-virus”, but also an effort to strengthen our mentality and spirit in the midst of difficulties due to the pandemic.
“Slank and Media Group made a movement with the theme ‘Vaccine for Indonesia’. We hope that through music and dialogue, this event can encourage the impact of the pandemic on our lives, so that we can keep our spirits up. We entertain to be happy, so that our immunity increases too. don’t be afraid to get vaccinated. This is one solution to escape the pandemic,” explained Slank drummer, Bimo Setiawan Almachzumi alias Bimbim.
The “Vaccine for Indonesia” program airs on Metro TV every Friday, at 20:05 WIB. In this show, Slank not only presents music, but also shows a trip to a number of places and interacts with people from various social backgrounds.