Jakarta has launched a mobile vaccination program to expand and speed up the distribution of COVID jabs in the capital.
A fleet of mobile vaccine cars is set to visit densely populated areas in Jakarta, where vaccination numbers are still low.
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“We hope that the 16 mobile vaccine cars can be used to [administer vaccines to] residents who have problems visiting the existing vaccination centers,” Governor Anies Baswedan said at the launching event yesterday.
Anies said that he’s certain that the vaccination target can be fulfilled faster through this program. Jakarta’s Health Agency has recorded that five million people have received their first COVID-19 jab as of Wednesday, July 7.
“We believe the target that has been set by the president, which is to have 7.5 million people vaccinated by the end of August, can be reached earlier.”
Each of the mobile vaccine cars will be accompanied by an ambulance, ready to serve those who may have post-vaccination reactions.
The mobile vaccine cars were provided by a number of government and private agencies, including the Jakarta Metro Police, the Education and Culture Ministry’s Directorate General of Higher Education, and the Jakarta Provincial Government.
Meanwhile, the vaccinators are volunteers coming from various business associations, including Indonesian Retail Enterprises Association (Aprindo), the Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo), the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), as well as government institutions.
Anies assured that anyone eligible can get their jab from the vaccine cars, and those who wish for the program to serve their residential areas may register through the JAKI smart city mobile app.