"Next year's MotoGP is forecast to bring more participants, six times bigger than the previous World Superbike (WSBK). To this end, we must expedite vaccination in an effort to achieve herd immunity in NTB," Head of Public Relations of the NTB Regional Police Senior Commissioner Artanto stated on Monday.
Artanto is optimistic that the community would support the vaccination program by visiting the vaccination location readied in every sub-district.
Artanto also ensured the readiness of vaccine stocks in NTB.
"With this effort, we hope that all NTB residents would be fully vaccinated to achieve herd immunity in the region and be able to curb the spread of COVID-19, especially for the MotoGP next year," he remarked.
From the achievement of the simultaneous COVID-19 vaccination in NTB, data on November 27 recorded that NTB had achieved satisfactory results.
From the daily target of 61 thousand people, as many as 64,377 doses of vaccine were administered to the public.
"This means the vaccination rate had reached 106 percent on November 27, thereby exceeding the target," Artanto affirmed.
The highest vaccination coverage was in West Sumbawa District, at 161 percent; Mataram City, 159 percent; North Lombok District, 152 percent; Dompu District, 144 percent, Bima City, 128 percent; Sumbawa District, 113 percent; West Lombok District, 107 percent, Bima District, 106 percent; East Lombok District, 90 percent; and Central Lombok District, 85 percent.
Artanto lauded the sound collaboration among the National Police (Polri), Indonesian Military (TNI), health workers, and the local government owing to which the vaccination target in NTB was achieved.
"Moreover, thank you to the public that understands the importance of COVID-19 vaccination, which plays an important key in the success of achieving this target," he added.