COVID-19 vaccination services given at Gambir, Pasar Senen stations

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COVID-19 vaccination services are still available at Pasar Senen and Gambir Stations, Jakarta, during the return flow of 2022 Eid.

One of the health workers in charge of vaccination services at Pasar Senen Station, Dr Merry, stated that the procedures to administer vaccination was still the same as usual, with a physical examination being conducted before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine shot.

“Health screening is conducted as usual (prior to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine),” Dr Merry stated at the Pasar Senen Station area here on Wednesday.

Among the examinations conducted were body temperature and blood pressure checks as well as questions being posed pertaining to the health status of prospective vaccine recipients.

Merry remarked that the type of vaccine used was AstraZeneca. On Tuesday, May 3, some 81 people were recorded to have received vaccines, and most of them were booster doses.

“Yesterday, (the service began), people (prospective travelers) showed enthusiasm, yes. (There were) 81 people. Today, (there are) 35 people,” she added.

PT KAI Area of Operation (Daop) 1 Jakarta collaborated with stakeholders, including the national defense force, police force, and the Health Office to provide vaccination services, ranging from the first dose to the third dose, at the Pasar Senen and Gambir Stations. The service was provided from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. local time.

The vaccination site at Pasar Senen Station was close to the departure gate for electric trains and long-distance trains. On the other hand, the vaccination site at Gambir Station was located in the North Parking Area, or about 200 meters from the train departure gate.

According to the latest regulations set by the Circular of Transportation Ministry Number 39 of 2022 on Instructions for Implementing Domestic Travel by Rail Transportation During the COVID-19 Pandemic, which has been effective since April 5, 2022, currently, prospective train users, who may depart without showing an antigen or PCR test, were only people that had received dose 3 or booster vaccines.

Those who have received the second vaccine must show a negative result of the Rapid Antigen Test that was valid for 1×24 hours or the RT-PCR test, 3×24 hours.

However, long-distance train passengers in the age bracket of 6-17 years that have received the second dose of vaccination were not required to show a negative result of the RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen Test.

Those who have just been vaccinated for the first time must show a negative result of the RT-PCR test valid for 3×24 hours, while prospective passengers that had yet to be vaccinated for medical reasons were required to show a doctor’s certificate from a government hospital and a negative result of the RT-PCR test valid for 3×24 hours.

Furthermore, train passengers under the age of six were neither required to be vaccinated nor needed to show a negative result of the Rapid Antigen Test or RT-PCR, but they must be accompanied by a guardian, who met the travel requirements.

In order to ensure an orderly inspection process, KAI has integrated their ticketing system with the PeduliLindungi application for data validation on vaccination and COVID-19 test results.

The data would be accessible by the company at the time of ticket booking through KAI Access, the KAI website, and at boarding.

Area of Operation 1 Jakarta still provided Rapid Test Antigen services for Rp35 thousand, with operational hours from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time at Gambir Station, and from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time at Pasar Senen Station.

Source: Antara News