The minister explained that besides implementing the vaccination program for ODGJ, greater Jakarta is the target of accelerating the mass vaccination program. Regarding Bogor City, the current vaccine supply is still far from the target.
“In Jakarta, 40 percent of the total target of vaccination has been achieved. But, the vaccination coverage in Bogor is still far away [from the target],” he said.
“Therefore, we will provide more vaccines in Bogor City so that they will reach a high coverage. Bogor cannot be separated from greater Jakarta,” said Budi.
Meanwhile, the Mayor of Bogor, Bima Arya, said that the target for vaccine recipients in the city has reached 800,000 people. Currently, 150,000 people have been vaccinated.
The Bogor City administration has requested the Ministry of Health to allocate more vaccines for its residents due to the low supply of vaccines.
Bima said the distribution of vaccines to a number of regions is still facing challenges. The vaccine supply from the central government was first distributed to Bandung, the capital city of West Java. From there, the vaccine was then distributed to a number of cities with the same allotment of the vaccine.
“The vaccine distribution chain must be cut. It should not be sent to Bandung first, then sent to Bogor city. That's long,” Bima said, adding that the minister has asked the distribution of vaccine should be evaluated.
He also said that the minister has instructed to increase the quota of vaccines for Bogor city residents. (Kompas.id/Aguido Adri)
(Writer: Ivany Atina Arbi | Editor: Ivany Atina Arbi)
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