REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA — The Indonesian National Police (Polri) and the Indonesian National Armed Forces (TNI) carried out mobile vaccinations targeting residents of the outskirts of DKI Jakarta Province to be vaccinated, in order to achieve the target of 70 percent of residents having been vaccinated against Covid-19. National Police Chief Gen. Pol Listyo Sigit Prabowo when inspecting the TNI-Polri mobile vaccination at Duri Pulo Elementary School, Gambir District, Central Jakarta, Thursday, said the TNI-Polri used a pick-up strategy with mobile vaccination cars so that they could directly target densely populated areas in Jakarta.
“We have 62 units of vaccination cars in DKI Jakarta to reach areas, making it easier for the public to access,” said Sigit, Thursday (22/7).
The former Head of Criminal Investigation Unit of the National Police explained that this mobile vaccination of the TNI-Polri targets 300 residents to be vaccinated every day, they are the general public, teenagers from the age range of 12 to 18 years and over. This pick-up strategy, said Sigit, aims to pursue the creation of community communal immunity (herd immunity) in the DKI Jakarta area.
Mobile vaccination is carried out in line with the TNI-Polri vaccination activities that have been running so far, such as mass vaccination and precision vaccine outlets. “Our hope is how we pursue herd immunity, especially in Jakarta,” said Sigit.
TNI Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto said areas on the outskirts of Jakarta were the focus of the Covid-19 vaccination activities carried out by the TNI-Polri. TNI-Polri personnel, he said, came directly to these areas to pursue the 70 percent target for special vaccinations in the Jakarta area.
According to him, the percentage of people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the suburbs of Jakarta is still low due to several factors. “Our target is the outskirts of Jakarta, because most of the residents are still busy with activities or they are self-isolating,” said Hadi.