Budi Gunadi Sadikin: Welcomes free Covid-19 vaccination

Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin. (Photo: KEMENKES)

IO – Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin is pleased if there are those with a social spirit who want to hold Covid-19 vaccinations for free. He conveyed this when he attended the free Covid-19 vaccination held by the Canisius College Family in the Kanisius College school area, Menteng Raya, Central Jakarta, Tuesday, March 9. 

A total of 2,500 elderly were given a free injection of the covid-19 vaccine by the Greater Jakarta Canisius College Family from Monday (8/3/2021) to Saturday, March 13, 2021. 

“The implementation here is going well. And I ask that the good things done here by Canisius alumni need to be replicated in other places. For example, the use of the barcode system for registration and data collection of participants,” said Budi, who was present and witnessed the vaccination. 

This free vaccination for the elderly is one of the most important steps to end the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2,500 elderly citizens who are vaccinated are residents with Jakarta Identity Cards. 

The Minister of Health welcomed the involvement of any community which helps the government in accelerating vaccination for priority groups. With so many communities or organizations involved, he is optimistic that the target of 26.1 million elderly people by June can be achieved. 

“We cannot do it alone, but involvement can be achieved. This is for all of us,” he said. 

Registration for vaccination participants is only done online through <www.kanisiusvaksin.care>. “For residents who have a Jakarta ID card and are over 60 years of age, please register. Every day we are targeting 500 people to be vaccinated. We are sorry that we will not serve those who come to the location without prior online registration,” said Irlan Suud, chairman. Menteng 64 Alumni (Canisius College). 

Vaccination for the elderly is carried out by joint efforts of the Canisius College Family Vaccination Task Force, consisting of Kanisius Menteng 64 Alumni, 96 Kanisius Alumni as the implementing committee of 2021 Canisius College Alumni Day 2021, and the Canisius College Alumni Association. 

This program originated from an internal discussion of Menteng 64 Alumni in discussing the participation that the organization can achieve, concerning the government’s efforts to overcome the increasing spread of the Coronavirus in Indonesia. 

Enthusiastic responses for this activity also came from various parties outside the Canisius College Family. Among them is official support from the Jakarta Provincial Health Office as the holder of the authority for the injection of the Covid-19 vaccine in the Jakarta area. Besides that, Saint Carolus Hospital, Jakarta, which is now led by a graduate of Canisius College, dr. J.B. Endrotomo S., SpOt also gave full support to this activity in the form of providing supporting equipment, health workers, and a team of vaccinators. (rp)