Only 7.8 Percent of Riau Islands Population Has Been Injected Covid Vaccine

Only 7.8 Percent of Riau Islands Population Has Been Injected Covid Vaccine

Elderly people in Riau Islands received Covid-19 vaccination some time ago. (Photo: doc. Batamnews)

Tanjungpinang, Batamnews - Only 7.8 percent of the total population of Riau Islands has received the Covid-19 vaccination. This was conveyed by the Secretary of the Riau Islands, TS Arif Fadillah.

Previous vaccinations have been carried out, using both the Sinovac and Astrazeneca vaccines. Arif said that 114,813 people have been vaccinated out of 1,476,091 inhabitants of the Riau Islands.

Arif, who is, in fact, the Daily Chair of the Riau Islands Covid-19 and Economic Recovery Task Force, said that his party continues to monitor vaccinations by vaccinators in the field.

"We want the implementation of vaccination in Riau Islands to run smoothly. I will continue to monitor it by requesting a complete report from the Task Force, Health Service, and vaccinators. We continue to do the prevention of the spread of Covid-19 in Riau Islands with serious work involving many parties," said Arif. Fadilah, Saturday (24/4/2021) afternoon.

Until now, for the general public vaccination and public servants for the first dose, 82,331 people have been vaccinated, while for the second dose there are 21,193 people.

The number of health workers who had received the first dose of vaccination was 17,661 and the second dose was 16,811 people.

"For the elderly, the achievement was only 12.5 percent for the first dose, namely 14,821 people and 4,380 for the second dose or as much as 3.7 percent," he said.

Vaccination for the elderly, said Arif, will continue to be prioritized because they are most vulnerable to contracting Covid-19.

"We ask the TNI, Polri, and all parties to help educate the public about the importance of this vaccination," he said.

His party will continue to make various efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in the Riau Islands. In addition to conducting prokes campaigns for the community, 3T efforts were also carried out or actions to carry out Covid-19 tests (testing), close contact tracing (tracing), and follow-up in the form of treatment of patients exposed to Covid 19 (treatment).

"The Governor has also formed a Crossing Area Task Force to minimize the spread of Covid-19 originating from Indonesian migrant workers who enter through the port doors in Batam. The various efforts we have made are proof of our seriousness about how the war against Covid-19 cannot stop," he stressed.


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