“We’re able to turn into concerned within the vaccination program for youngsters within the age group of 12 and 17 years,” Head of the army command headquarters’ well being division, Col Dr I Made Mardika, said.
To this finish, the army service has registered its members’ kids from the age group, Mardika knowledgeable ANTARA in Denpasar, the capital of Bali Province, on Thursday.
Mardika famous that some 10 thousand kids of army service members in Bali and a few 5 thousand in West Nusa Tenggara Province have been eligible vaccination.
The Udayana Regional Navy Command’s well being service nonetheless awaits technical steerage on the vaccination program for youngsters within the focused age teams from the Indonesian Well being Ministry, he remarked.
As soon as the technical steerage is acquired, the registered kids might be administered their first jabs of the Sinovac or Pfizer vaccines, he said.
The Well being Ministry has issued pointers on the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccination program for youngsters within the age group of 12 and 17 years.
“With the issuance of a round on Wednesday (June 30), the vaccination program for youngsters could be began,” the ministry’s COVID-19 vaccination spokesperson, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, said on Thursday.
In the meantime, the Jakarta authorities on Thursday commenced a vaccination program for youngsters in parallel with vaccination for the general public, on the whole, which has been underway since June 2021.
Within the preliminary stage, the authorities have been anticipated to manage vaccine jabs to 100 kids by coordination with town’s well being workplace, communication and knowledge workplace, and the training workplace.
“We’ve got screened 100 kids, and we’ve given data regarding their dad and mom’ approval to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine pictures as we speak,” Widyastuti, chief of the Jakarta Well being Workplace, remarked.
The primary vaccination was performed at state-run senior highschool SMAN 20 in Central Jakarta by making use of a cluster system segregated into 4 teams.
The COVID-19 pandemic initially hit the Chinese language metropolis of Wuhan in 2019 and subsequently unfold globally, together with to nations within the Asia-Pacific area.
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The Indonesian authorities introduced the nation’s first confirmed instances on March 2, 2020.
Since then, the central and regional governments have striven incessantly to flatten the nation’s coronavirus curve by making use of healthcare protocols and public exercise restrictions.
As a part of the efforts to win the combat in opposition to COVID-19, the Indonesian authorities has additionally been conducting a nationwide vaccination program to comprise infections since January 13, 2021.
As of June 20, 2021, Indonesia had acquired 104,728,400 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, comprising 94.5 million Sinovac vaccines, 8.228 million AstraZeneca vaccines, and two million Sinopharm vaccines.
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