Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
President Joko Widodo deploying the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) apparatus to carry out house-to-house COVID-19 vaccinations (door to door). The program was carried out in 14 provinces that were the epicenter of COVID-19.
Vaccination door to door carried out on 19 thousand people spread across DKI Jakarta, Banten, West Java, Central Java, DI Yogyakarta, East Java, Bali, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Riau, Riau Islands, East Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, and Papua.
In Jakarta, this vaccination was led by Deputy I of BIN Major General Agus Yusni. He reported the condition of administering the vaccination directly to Jokowi.
“I am with the chairman of RT 06 RW 07, Cijantung Village, Pasar Rebo Subdistrict, currently following BIN Medical Intelligence personnel visiting community housing one by one to detect people who have a desire to vaccinate,” Agus said when reporting to Jokowi via video teleconference, broadcast on the channel. Presidential Secretariat Youtube, Wednesday (14/7).
Agus said that 40 residents had been injected with the Covid-19 vaccine this morning. He said the demand for vaccination in the area was high, but many did not pass the health check because they had comorbidities.
He said, BIN did not only inject vaccines in these activities. BIN also checks public health and distributes rice aid for people in need.
Jokowi appreciates BIN’s steps to vaccinate door to door. He considered that the policy could accelerate mass vaccination.
“Door to door good, we go to those who want the vaccine to be injected immediately, the house-to-house program is very good. Thank you,” Jokowi said.
Apart from house-to-house vaccinations, BIN also handles vaccinations for students. The vaccination is intended for 15 thousand junior high school students and 15 thousand high school students.
The government initially targeted 181.5 million people to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Later, the target was expanded to 208.2 million people because vaccinations will also be carried out to children and adolescents.
The government plans to complete the COVID-19 vaccination by the end of this year. To date, 37 million people have received the first dose of the vaccine. A total of 15.3 million of them have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
(dhf / ugo)