VP emphasizes 181.5 million should be vaccinated for herd immunity

Jakarta – Vice President Ma’ruf Amin accentuated the need for successfully administering the COVID-19 vaccine to some 181.5 million Indonesians to attain herd immunity in order to free the nation from the clutches of this lethal pandemic.


“This is the largest and most determining vaccination program. It must be successful. We must not fail,” Amin stated while addressing attendees of an event held to commend and acknowledge the National Police’s public services here, Tuesday.


In order to achieve herd immunity in Indonesia, Vice President Amin reiterated that 70 percent of the country’s total population, or some 181.5 million Indonesians, must receive the COVID-19 vaccine jabs.


“I again want to emphasize the importance of not failing in implementing the compulsory vaccination program because it is the most effective way to reduce the COVID-19 infection rate and prevent transmission of the coronavirus,” he remarked.


Furthermore, the people, at large, remain obliged to continue to practice strict health protocols, he remarked while reminding that the vaccination program is compulsory, as stipulated in Presidential Regulation No. 14 of 2021.


“In this regard, I appeal to the National Police to secure and support the implementation of the government’s national vaccination program,” he stated.


Source: Antara News

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