Tangerang district starts booster vaccinations for public officers

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Tangerang (ANTARA) – The government of Tangerang District, Banten Province, began administering the third or booster vaccinations to public service officers in the region on Tuesday.

“Today, there are around 600 to 700 people (receiving booster vaccinations) from the target of almost 13 thousand people, including contract teachers and officers of the Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police (Polri),” Tangerang district head Ahmed Zaki Iskandar informed here on Tuesday.

He said that the launch of booster vaccinations for public service officers was attended by representatives of several related agencies, such as officers from the Tangerang District Attorney’s Office, 0510 Tigaraksa District Military Command, Tangerang District Police, and the Regional Apparatus Organizations of the district.

Booster vaccinations for the general public will also continue to be carried out in a number of community health centers in the district, he added.

“Therefore, the government of Tangerang District encourages the community to register themselves at community health centers to get the third vaccine dose as a form of self-protection against COVID-19,” the district head said.

With the Banten Health Office sending 10 thousand vaccine doses to the district on Tuesday, Tangerang currently has enough vaccines in stock, he added.

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As of January 18, 2022, of the 2.5 million targeted recipients in the district, as many as 2,157,540 or 85.8 percent of the target have been vaccinated with the first dose at least, he said.

To boost community immunity against COVID-19, the Indonesian government launched a nationwide vaccination program on January 13, 2021. President Joko Widodo was the first vaccine recipient under the program.

According to data provided by the Health Ministry, as of January 18, 2022, nearly 177,643,779 Indonesians have received their first COVID-19 jab, while 121,075,830 have been fully vaccinated against the virus.

The Indonesian government officially rolled out third dose vaccinations for the public on January 12, 2022, targeting those aged 18 and above who have completed six months since receiving the second dose.

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