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Indonesia Speeds up Vaccination of 1 Million Doses per Day

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Indonesia continues to pursue the target of vaccinating up to 1 million doses per day in July. Indonesian President Joko Widodo while inspecting mass vaccinations at the Bhayangkara Square of the Police Headquarters on Saturday [26/67] asked regions in Indonesia to double the rate of Covid-19 vaccination from current conditions. He has even set  a new target for coming August, namely doubling it or 2 million doses per day. Increasing the rate of vaccination is carried out in order to achieve herd immunity faster. Nationally, until Sunday [27/6], the first dose of vaccine has been given to more than 27.1 million people, and the second dose is more than 13.1 million. The total population of Indonesia is currently recorded at around 271.3 million people.

In addition to conducting inspection, President Joko Widodo also had the opportunity to chat via video conference with heads of 34 Regional Police in Indonesia, who also carried out simultaneous vaccinations. They expressed readiness to continue to support the national vaccination program by increasing the target of daily inoculations in July.

The involvement of other parties outside the health sector, such as the Police, the Military, State-Owned Enterprises, the private sector and community organizations, is certainly very necessary in accelerating the achievement of 1 million vaccinations per day.

Chief of Armed Forces, Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto and Chief of National Police Gen. Sigit Prabowo are confident that the target will be met. Thereby, both of them made visits to various regions to help provide education to the community. It is undeniable that there are still some people who are reluctant to get vaccinated because they receive incorrect information. Therefore, the public's understanding of the importance of vaccination must continue to be fostered. Furthermore, for those who have been vaccinated, it is necessary to continue to follow the health protocols. Although in some countries vaccines have proven useful, it does not automatically make a person 100 percent immune from Covid-19. In Indonesia in particular, the government continues to ask the public to keep implementing the health protocols as recommended. 

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