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CARE ABOUT COVID-19: UMB BECOMES A VACCINE CENTER

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Vaccination Process by Doctors of the Puskesmas Kecamatan Kembangan, West Jakarta

The Covid-19 pandemic has not ended, even though it has been going on for almost a year. On the other hand, so far there is no drug capable of treating the virus. Efforts to increase endurance and implement health protocols are the key to preventing transmission of the corona virus.

In an effort to increase endurance, it is necessary to carry out medical actions that are able to boost a person's physical immunity to Covid-19 to avoid contracting or becoming seriously ill, namely through vaccine administration.

The Indonesian government is currently accelerating the response to Covid-19 by providing vaccines based on the Presidential Regulation of the Republic of Indonesia Number 99 of 2020 concerning Vaccines Procurement and Implementation of Vaccinations in the Context of Combating the 2019 Corona Virus Disease Pandemic (Covid-19).

The government's target is that at least 60% of the Indonesian population will gradually receive vaccines in order to achieve herd immunity. All parties need to work together and collaborate to be able to accelerate the vaccination program so that group immunity can be achieved immediately.

Universitas Mercu Buana as an educational institution is collaborating with the Puskesmas Kecamatan Kembangan, West Jakarta in reducing the spread of Covid-19. UMB is one of the Vaccination Centers in West Jakarta apart from Kecamatan Cengkareng, Kelurahan Rawa Buaya, Pos Imunisasi Duri Kosambi, RSUD Cengkareng, RS Cinta Kasih Tzu Chi, RS Puri Indah dan Puskesmas Kecamatan Grogol Petamburan.

Danto Sukmajati, Ph.D - Chairperson of the UMB Covid-19 Task Force said that UMB as a Higher Education is also very concerned about helping the Government in reducing and preventing the spread of Covid-19, one of which is by becoming a Vaccine Center in the West Jakarta area.

"The Vaccine Center at UMB will start running from April 5, 2021 to the next 3 months, starting with teachers and educators. In a day, the vaccine service is divided into two sessions, namely the morning session and the afternoon session with a quota of about 500 people, "explained Danto.

The vaccination stage starts when they arrive, participants first carry out temperature and file checks, then participants are required to re-register, physical examination, screening, vaccine process, and observation. (author: Priyo Wahyudi / editor: Riko Noviantoro / University Secretariat and Public Relations Bureau / www.mercubuana.ac.id / [email protected] / https://pendaftaran.mercubuana.ac.id/)



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