East Java Governor pushes vaccinations of elderly

Sidoarjo, East Java East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa has called for the acceleration of vaccinations of the elderly given the small number of districts that have completed vaccinations for the group.

“There are still few elderly people who have been vaccinated. Therefore, it (vaccinations) must be encouraged and pushed for,” she said during a visit to Al Falah Middle School in Sidoarjo on Saturday.

The alumni association of Airlangga University is hosting vaccinations in several East Java districts and cities, such as Surabaya, Sidoarjo, Gresik, Lamongan, and Mojokerto, so that they can meet the Home Affairs Ministry’s criteria for Level 1 community activity restriction, Parawansa noted.

She said that the achievement of herd immunity will rely on contributions from various stakeholders in pushing up the vaccination rate.

“We also thank Al Falah Middle School for providing a place as a vaccination location. Because vaccination is not only for students but also for local residents,” she remarked.

Meanwhile, head of Sidoarjo district, Ahmad Muhdlor Ali, said that his administration is currently trying to vaccinate 70 percent of the 1.6 million targeted residents.

Source: Antara News

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