High Acceleration, Child Vaccination in Bandung City Reaches 43 Percent
The city of Bandung continues to increase vaccinations, especially for children 6-11 years old. The latest, as many as 3,000 doses of the second vaccine were injected at Bintang Mulia School, Friday, February 14, 2022.
Plt. Bandung Mayor Yana Mulyana appreciated this activity. On the sidelines of the review, Yana explained that as of today, vaccination for children 6-11 years old has reached 43 percent or around 96,000 of the 223,000 targeted doses.
“The process is relatively smooth and fast. We will continue to pursue this 43 percent figure, especially since this child vaccination is one of the requirements for face-to-face learning,” said Yana.
He also expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the people who wanted to be vaccinated.
Recently, Yana explained that the vaccination rate in Bandung City has reached 106 percent for the first dose of vaccination, and 90 percent for the second dose.
On the same occasion, Coorinator 2 of the Caring Chinese Community, Djoni Toat, explained that the vaccination at the Bintang Mulia School has been held since Thursday, January 13, 2022.
On the first day, out of 1,500 target doses of vaccine, 1,200 doses have been injected. Meanwhile, the second day of vaccination, aka today, is starting to target some adults.
"The enthusiasm of the community is very high. Especially for parents who already want their children to go to school,” explained Djoni.
The people who came also seemed enthusiastic about participating in the vaccination, especially the children's parents. Although it requires special treatment, parents are still happy to take their children to be vaccinated.
Elis is one of them. This resident of Caringin, Bandung City took his son Buldan Mubarok (7) and his nephew Alula Nur Faiza (9) to be vaccinated.
"So that the children are healthy and can be calm to see them playing again with their friends," said Elis to Public Relations Bandung.
In line with Elis, a resident named Melianie also invited the people of Bandung City to vaccinate in particular. He is optimistic that with vaccination, the Covid-19 pandemic will transform into an endemic one.
"Hopefully it will be healthy. And I hope other parents also invite their children to be vaccinated,” he said.
Vincent, a child who took part in the vaccination at this point also admitted that he was happy that he got a dose of the vaccine. He hopes the Covid-19 pandemic will end soon.
"Guys, let's get vaccinated! Let's play again," he asked. (ray)**