A policeman stands guard in front as traders wait in line for their turn for Covid-19 vaccination at Tanah Abang Market, Central Jakarta on Feb. 17, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Indonesia Starts Second Stage of Covid-19 Mass Vaccination

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

FEBRUARY 17, 2021

Jakarta. Indonesia launched the second round of mass vaccination against coronavirus on Wednesday aiming 38.5 million citizens for the next three months.

The campaign began at Tanah Abang Market, Central Jakarta, where more than 9,700 traders and other workers have registered for free vaccination using the vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech since the registration was opened.

Registered persons stood in line waiting for their shots on the 8th and 12th floors of Tanah Abang Market, the country’s biggest cloth retail center. They have to undergo medical checkup to make sure they don’t have issue with underlying conditions. Once vaccinated, they must wait for 30 minutes to monitor any possible side effects.

The event was attended by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who was accompanied by Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin.

The President walked around the vaccination site and stopped occasionally to have chats with traders. 

The Health Ministry announced earlier that the current vaccination drive targets 38.5 million people, including 16.9 million workers in public sectors and 21.6 million elderly citizens. 

A trader of Tanah Abang market has his body temperature measured during second phase of COVID-19 mass vaccination in Tanah Abang market, Central Jakarta on Feb 17, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A Tanah Abang Market trader has his body temperature measured before receiving a shot of Covid-19 vaccine on Feb 17, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A trader of Tanah Abang market has his blood pressure measured during second phase of COVID-19 mass vaccination in Tanah Abang market, Central Jakarta on Feb 17, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Medical workers check blood pressure of a participant in the mass Covid-19 vaccination drive at Tanah Abang Market. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health workers holds a syringe during second phase of COVID-19 mass vaccination in Tanah Abang market, Central Jakarta on Feb 17, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A medical staff prepares the needle before administering Covid-19 vaccine at Tanah Abang Market, Central Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A trader of Tanah Abang market gets a jab of Covid-19 vaccine during second phase of COVID-19 mass vaccination in Tanah Abang market, Central Jakarta on Feb 17, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man gets a jab of Covid-19 vaccine at Tanah Abang Market, Central Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker wearing protective gear stands inside vaccination room during second phase of COVID-19 mass vaccination in Tanah Abang market, Central Jakarta on Feb 17, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health worker wearing medical gown stands inside the makeshift Covid-19 vaccination room at Tanah Abang Market. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A trader of Tanah Abang market gets a jab of COVID-19 vaccine during second phase of COVID-19 mass vaccination in Tanah Abang market, Central Jakarta on Feb 17, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man reacts as he gets a shot of Covid-19 vaccine. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
President Joko Widodo is seen inside vaccination room during second phase of COVID-19 mass vaccination in Tanah Abang market, Central Jakarta on Feb 17, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
President Joko Widodo inspects the Covid-19 vaccination site at Tanah Abang Market, Central Jakarta on Feb. 17, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Minister of Health of Indonesia Budi Gunadi Sadikin speaks to the press during second phase of COVID-19 mass vaccination in Tanah Abang market, Central Jakarta on Feb 17, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Health Minister  Budi Gunadi Sadikin speaks to the press during a mass Covid-19 vaccination drive at Tanah Abang Market, Central Jakarta on Feb. 17, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A trader of Tanah Abang market poses after he gets COVID-19 vaccine during second phase of COVID-19 mass vaccination in Tanah Abang market, Central Jakarta on Feb 17, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man poses for a photo after receiving Covid-19 vaccine during at Tanah Abang Market, Central Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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