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Local Authorities Urged to Optimize Vaccination Efforts for Elderly
With the coverage of booster doses of COVID-19 vaccination for elderly still falling short of the target, regional governments have been urged to step up the movement to protect citizens.
Staying Vigilant Against Covid-19
We underline the Health Ministry’s three focus programs for 2023 as a serious effort by the government to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic. Vigilance should be maintained.
Handling of the Pandemic Continues
The COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet. Therefore, the handling of COVID-19 transmissions continues. The government will strengthen health services through the transformation of the national health system.
Covid-19 Cases are Increasing
With the discovery of the more transmissible Omicron XBB subvariant, Covid-19 cases in Indonesia are also surging. Therefore, greater caution against the infection of this disease should be exercised.
Indonesia Gears up to Anticipate Covid-19 XBB Subvariant
The government has reported that the Omicron XBB subvariant of Covid-19 has yet to be detected in the country. This subvariant was first detected in August 2022 in India.
Criteria for Monkeypox Vaccine
The WHO has declared monkeypox as the seventh public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), which clearly shows that we need to be vigilant and take the appropriate steps, including vaccination.
Covid-19 Booster Doses for Children Not Yet a Priority
Vaccination coverage is also unevenly distributed across regions. Bali, Jakarta and the Riau Islands have the highest booster-dose coverage at respectively 69 percent, 62 percent and 50 percent.
Caseload Feared to Peak in July
The COVID-19 cases are predicted to escalate in the second week of July. Vaccination is being pushed to strengthen community protection.
Be Careful On Transition To Endemic
On the other hand, the World Health Organization (WHO) emphasized that the pandemic was far from over. The pandemic will continue as long as cases are still found in many countries and there is still a vaccine gap.
Vaccine Enthusiasm Remains High Among Elderly
People are advised to book their appointment for a third vaccine dose through the Peduli Lindungi app prior to visiting the nearest health facility, in order to reduce waiting times and avoid crowds.