Experts Reveal the Importance of Covid-19 Vaccine for Long-Term Health

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Recovery ratio figure (recovery rate) positive cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia increased from last week at 83.92 percent to more than 84 percent this week. In addition, more than 3.5 million Indonesians have tested the PCR (swab) and the ratio is positive COVID-19 only 14 percent or more were COVID-19 negative than positive.

The Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) has also launched strengthening contact tracing (tracing) with a target ratio of 1:30, which means that from one positive patient, 30 of the patient’s closest contacts will be tracked.

“Another effort that is being made by the government to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 is to realize the program vaccine for the people. For this, the government is preparing a vaccine and immunization procedures later. The Ministry of Health has also trained more than 8,600 vaccinators out of 23,000 vaccinators who are planned to be prepared to support the immunization campaign later, “explained Dr. Reisa Broto Asmoro in the Dialogue of Government Spokespersons and New Habit Adaptation Ambassadors on the theme” Vaccination Procedures in Indonesia “, organized by the Committee. Handling of Covid-19 and National Economic Recovery (KPCPEN), Monday, November 23, 2020.

It has been a long time since the immunization program in Indonesia has succeeded in preventing infectious diseases.

“In the past, before vaccines were invented, deaths from infectious diseases such as measles, diphtheria and pneumonia were a lot. With the birth of these vaccines, these dangerous infectious diseases have disappeared, even though people are often not aware of them. So, our society must be continuously informed about what diseases are successfully prevented by immunization. Don’t forget to avoid vaccines later so that old diseases will reappear, “said Dr. Jane Jane Soepardi, MPH., An immunization expert.

In designing an immunization campaign there are several factors that must be considered. “First, we have to have the vaccine first. Vaccines are not just any brand. So, the principle of the state is that the vaccines used will be registered with the WHO, “he said on the page Covid-19 task force.

“The second factor that needs to be prepared is a storage device so that it does not get damaged quickly. The third is determining the location of the immunization, usually using one particular location so that people can easily access it. Then, what is also important is the person who will be immunized. If possible, there is already a list of names that are held. officers. Then the addition is volunteers who help traffic at the location later, “said Jane.

Well-planned outreach and outreach support must also be prepared in advance. That way, those who will come to the immunization location are ready and receive sufficient information about the program. Then, implementers of this immunization program must be professionals in their fields.

“Every time a campaign there is always a new problem. If you don’t have previous experience it will be bad. So, it is very important for the future immunizations, lest people who do not understand at all about the immunization campaign be given a duty and responsibility, “said Jane.

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