Suara.com – The community has recently been busy discussing the implementation of independent vaccines. A number of parties are concerned that the implementation of this independent vaccine will take away rations for vulnerable groups which should be a priority.
Responding to this, Minister of Health (Menkes) Budi Gunadi Sadikin emphasized that the main objective of the COVID-19 vaccine program independently or mutual cooperation is to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination program.
Thus, herd immunity can be achieved more quickly.
“That the vaccine is given free of charge to all Indonesian people by the government. It is their right. So even though there is a mutual cooperation (independent vaccine) vaccine program, this does not diminish their right to get free vaccines,” said Minister of Health Budi in a Task Force press conference. ) Handling COVID-19, quoted from ANTARA, Saturday (20/2/2021).
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Another principle of this independent vaccine, said the Minister of Health, is mutual cooperation. This means that this program is a collaboration between the government and all other stakeholders, including the private sector, to accelerate the vaccination program.
“Because until now there is no definite scientific evidence that states how long this vaccine can provide immunity. This means that the sooner, the better. Do not let the immune system be finished but the vaccination program is not finished. So the sooner the better,” he said. said the Minister of Health.
With the aim of accelerating this, Budi Gunadi hopes that the public will not create the perception that the rich will get the vaccine first. The Minister of Health ensured that the Covid19 vaccination program independently was carried out solely to accelerate the national COVID-19 vaccination, so that group immunity can be achieved immediately.
With the achievement of group immunity, the Minister of Health hopes that the Covid-19 outbreak in Indonesia can be overcome immediately.
“Thus, the concept is more that we invite, to build a mutual cooperation mechanism, in which all stakeholders help vaccinate all people in the country concerned,” he said.
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To be able to solve the Covid-19 pandemic, the government, said the Minister of Health, could not do it exclusively alone, but it had to be inclusive. For this reason, he invited all components of society to build a movement to be able to vaccinate together.
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