President Jokowi Aims 70 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations by July

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  • President Jokowi talks to reporters during his visit to areas that are hit by flash floods in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) on Friday, April 9, 2021. Photo: Presidential Secretariat Press Bureau

    President Jokowi talks to reporters during his visit to areas that are hit by flash floods in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) on Friday, April 9, 2021. Photo: Presidential Secretariat Press Bureau

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in an online meeting with regional leaders said he aims to see 70 million Indonesians to receive Covid-19 vaccine by July, hoping to see the viral spread to be suppressed. 

    “The curve will likely be seen in July when the vaccinations reach 70 million people,” said the President in the virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 14. 

    During the meeting, Jokowi asked regional leaders to continue showing support for the national vaccination program which he believes is an integral part of the pandemic mitigation plan apart from the micro public activity restrictions (PPKM) and implementation of strict health protocols. 

    The Indonesian Covid-19 vaccination program is currently entering its second phase after the initial program vaccinated healthcare workers in the frontline. It is now aiming to vaccinate groups that are deemed susceptible to coronavirus exposure; public service workers, the elderly, up to market traders. 

    The President explained again that the government is aiming to vaccinate those in locations that have a high number of people interaction. Jokowi also cited the aim to reach herd immunity as the driving force behind the massive nationwide vaccination program. 

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