TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria asked the public to support the Covid-19 vaccination effort in the capital. Jakarta will start its vaccine injection on Friday, January 15.
"We ask the public to support and have faith that this vaccine is good, safe, and can help us be free from Covid-19," Riza said after inspecting health protocols at Mall Ciputra in South Jakarta, Wednesday, January 13.
Yesterday, the national vaccination program began with President Joko Widodo being the first Indonesian to take the shot.
In Jakarta, officials, community leaders and health workers will be the first to receive the vaccine shots. The process will take place in health centers and hospitals across the capital; organized and regulated by the local Health Office.
The Jakarta administration will impose a fine between Rp5 million and Rp7 million to those refusing to be vaccinated, as governed in the Jakarta Regional Regulation no.2/2021.