ONENEWS.MY.ID, Jakarta – The DKI Jakarta Health Office stated that it is ready to collaborate with owners of private health facilities to process booster vaccines for the general public. It is planned that the third dose of Covid-19 vaccine or booster will be held on January 12, 2022.
“We are also very ready to collaborate with private health facilities, collaborators who take the initiative to open a vaccine center, we are all together to provide services,” said Head of Disease Prevention and Control of the DKI Jakarta Health Service Dwi Oktavia Handayani when contacted, Wednesday, January 5. 2022.
This collaboration is expected to accelerate the distribution of booster vaccines. Because in some cases, the recipients of the Covid-19 vaccine cannot come to the vaccination center and must be picked up by officers. With the cooperation of the private sector, the number of medical personnel is increasing and cases like this can be handled properly.
“In early 2021, we can all cross-sector together to accelerate the vaccination of the elderly. Until they are delivered, until they are facilitated to facilitate access, that’s roughly what we will do,” said Dwi.
This booster vaccine plan was first submitted by the Minister of Health, Budi Gunadi Sadikin. He said the booster vaccine would be given to adults over 18 years of age and in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO).
“This will be given for a period of more than six months after the second dose. We identified that there were already around 21 million targets in January that have fallen into this category,” Budi said at a press conference at the Presidential Office, Jakarta on Monday, January 3, 2022. .
The government sets criteria for regions that can inject booster vaccines, namely districts/cities that have fulfilled 70 percent of the first injection and 60 percent of the second dose. “Until now there are 244 regencies/cities that have met these criteria,” said Budi.
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