E Nusa Tenggara targets 70% vaccination rate by November
Kupang, E Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA) – The eastern provincial government of Nusa Tenggara has set a goal of achieving a 70% vaccination rate in every district and city in the province by November 2021.
According to the governor of East Nusa Tenggara, Viktor Bungtilu Laiskodat, only Kupang city has passed the 70% mark so far, while the overall COVID-19 vaccination rate in the province has only reached about 27% out of more than three million targeted vaccines. NTT’s provincial government has encouraged district and city governments to step up COVID-19 vaccinations to meet the target, he said here on Tuesday.
The governor then stressed the importance of scaling up COVID-19 vaccination services in Malacca, Lembata, Sabu Raijua and Rote Ndao, as vaccination coverage in these regions is still very low.
He also explained that in order to speed up vaccinations in the province, the provincial government is also cooperating with TNI, the police and other organizations and institutions to provide vaccination services to the community.
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“The provincial government is also involving the navy, army and national police, including the Indonesian real estate agency and financial institutions, to help provide vaccination services to residents of islands and coastal areas, so that those in remote areas can also get vaccinated, ”Laiskodat said. noted.
He is optimistic that the COVID-19 vaccine coverage target can be met if the implementation of mass immunization services is stepped up.
In an effort to boost immunity against COVID-19, the Indonesian government launched a nationwide vaccination program on January 13, 2021, and President Joko Widodo was the first to be vaccinated under the program.
According to data from the Ministry of Health, as of September 21, 2021, 81,083,498 citizens had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 46,125,790 Indonesians had been fully immunized.
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