Jakarta to open vaccination post in bus station ahead of Mudik season
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Jakarta Health Agency was planning to set up COVID-19 vaccination posts at bus terminals in the capital to provide vaccination services to people traveling to mudik or returning from Eid . Agency chief Widyastuti said the plan was being discussed.
“Basically, the service is available at the 7-day Eid al-Fitr terminals,” Widyastuti told Tempo today April 7th.
However, she said the city wants to open the post earlier than usual, i.e. not a week before the Islamic holiday. In addition, the positions will not open every day. The agency is still discussing the exact time with terminal management.
“We are coordinating with the terminal manager on the time and place so that the post can operate more optimally,” she said, adding that this does not mean the post will open in accordance with the return period.
“We suggest people not to get vaccinated right before the mudik trip. Make sure you get vaccinated well before so that we are healthy and already get protection [for the trip]“said Widyastuti.
As of Thursday, April 7, Jakarta has administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 12,483,133 people, which is 123.8% of the target. Immunization coverage for the second dose also reached 105% of the target, or 10,585,620 people. As for the booster vaccine, the total affected 2,847,999 people.
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EKA YUDHA SAPUTRA