JAKARTA - The government has started to carry out the COVID-19 vaccination targeting teachers, lecturers, and educators. The vaccination which is entering stage two for public service officers is held at SMA Negeri 70 Jakarta.
President Joko Widodo also reviewed the vaccination. Jokowi was accompanied by Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Minister of Education and Culture Nadiem Makarim, DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, and Head of DKI Education Agency, Nahdiana.
"Today the vaccinations for educators and education personnel have started. I witnessed everything running smoothly. The teachers, the teaching staff have all started", Jokowi said at the location, Wednesday, February 24.
After being held for the first time in Jakarta, Jokowi hopes that the implementation of vaccination for education personnel will also be continued in other provinces.
Jokowi targets as many as 5 million teachers to have been vaccinated with two doses of injection until next June. Thus, more and more schools will be able to return to implementing face-to-face learning.
"We give priority to teaching staff, or education so that at the beginning of the second semester, we can start a face-to-face education. So that in July when the new teaching can run normally again", he said.
As is known, the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) has set 250 educators on today's vaccination schedule. Gradually, the total number of educators who will be vaccinated is 5.057.582 people.
Teachers who received vaccine injections at SMA Negeri 70 Jakarta consisted of the DG GTK Invitation Teacher Organization, DKI Jakarta Provincial Education Service Teachers, to the Indonesian Teachers Association (PGRI).
In the national COVID-19 vaccination program, the government is targeting 181.5 million vaccine targets. They are people aged 18 years and over. Vaccine recipients receive twice the injection dose.
In the first phase, the vaccine is intended for 1.5 million health workers. Then, in the second stage, COVID-19 vaccination is intended for the elderly and public service workers. The target is 21.5 million elderly and 16.9 million public workers.
They are market merchants, educators, religious leaders and counselors, representatives of the people, officials, government, civil servants, the National Army and Police Force (TNI-Polri), tourism officers, public services, public transportation workers, athletes, and media workers.
Furthermore, vaccination will be carried out for 63.9 million vulnerable people or people living in areas with a high risk of infection. Then, other communities as many as 77.7 million people. This program will be carried out from April 2021 to March 2022.
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