TNI Naval Base XIII Intensifies Vaccinations in Border Area

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  • A resident participates in the Mass Vaccination program on Selaru Island, Maluku, Indonesia on August 16, 2021. With the support of the Navy, the COVID-19 vaccination service can reach people living in the outermost and remote islands so that vaccination services will not only increase in scope but are also more evenly distributed. ANTARA PHOTOS / FB Anggoro

    A resident participates in the Mass Vaccination program on Selaru Island, Maluku, Indonesia on August 16, 2021. With the support of the Navy, the COVID-19 vaccination service can reach people living in the outermost and remote islands so that vaccination services will not only increase in scope but are also more evenly distributed. ANTARA PHOTOS / FB Anggoro

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesian Military (TNI) Naval Base (Lantamal) XIII said it has ramped up COVID-19 vaccinations in Sebatik, Nunukan District, North Kalimantan, which borders Malaysia.

    “In principle, we continue to work with the government to support its effort to handle and prevent COVID-19 without delay,” Commander of Naval Base XIII, Lieutenant Colonel Nonot Eko Febrianto, said while reviewing vaccinations of residents at Aztrada 88 Building in Sebatik, Nunukan on Saturday.

    The vaccination drive aligns with the instruction given by Naval Chief of Staff, Admiral Yudo Margono, to work together to break the chain of COVID-19 spread so that the people’s economy and life can return to normal, he said.

    It also supports the government’s program to curb the spread of COVID-19 and create herd immunity, he said.

    In general, residents received their second COVID-19 vaccine during the program, he added.

    The vaccination program involved officials from the health section of the Naval Base XIII, the health office of Tarakan port, and public health service posts, he informed. One thousand doses of the Sinovac vaccine were made available for the vaccination drive, he added.

    Read: Covid-19 Vaccination Enacted for Indonesian Army Personnel

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