Preventing Hoaxes About the Covid-19 Vaccine Spread, Ministry of Health Asks Local Government to Involve Religious Leaders

Suara.com – Hoaxes surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine are an obstacle to the implementation of the national vaccination program that is being carried out by the government, in order to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases.

Related to this, the Spokesperson for Vaccination of the Ministry of Health, dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi asked the local government to continue to educate about the Covid-19 vaccine with the help of religious leaders and community leaders.

Nadia said the effort was needed to provide a better understanding of the dangers of COVID-19 and the importance of vaccination.

“There are still untrue information or hoaxes about vaccines and vaccinations. We ask the public to filter all information received and do not immediately believe and disseminate it,” said Nadia, ANTARA reported.

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Government Spokesperson for Covid-19 Vaccination Dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi in a virtual press conference in Jakarta, Friday (21/1/2021). [Tangkapan layar Youtube Sekretariat Presiden]
Government Spokesperson for Covid-19 Vaccination Dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi in a virtual press conference in Jakarta, Friday (21/1/2021). [Tangkapan layar Youtube Sekretariat Presiden]

He said the government is optimizing all steps to accelerate the dissemination of vaccines to all regions in Indonesia so that it can reach the remote and outermost communities.

According to Nadia, until now there are still a number of regions and targets whose achievements are low.

Nadia invites regional parties to develop strategies according to specific problems or obstacles in their respective regions in accelerating vaccination.

The arrival of phase 81 vaccine as many as 453,960 doses of Pfizer vaccine was immediately distributed to seven provinces in Kalimantan and Sumatra.

“The vaccine phase 81 landed in Jakarta on Friday, October 1, 2021. After transiting in Jakarta, the vaccine was immediately dispatched to 7 provinces in Indonesia. Of course, throughout the process, cold chain distribution channels were applied with temperatures below -70 degrees Celsius to maintain vaccine quality. Pfizer,” he said.

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Nadia explained that the seven provinces are West Kalimantan (Pontianak), North Kalimantan through Berau, East Kalimantan (Samarinda), Central Kalimantan (Palangkaraya), West Sumatra (Padang), South Sumatra (Palembang), and Bangka Belitung (Pangkal Pinang).