Some 40 medical workers from Duren Sawit Sub-district Puskesmas, East Jakarta are deployed to smoothen the COVID-19 vaccination for elderly at the Office of Educators, Education Personnel, and Vocational Competency Development (P2KPTK2), Jalan Duren Sawit Baru, Pondok Bambu, Duren Sawit, on Monday (3/1).
It aims to create a sense of safe and comfortable. So far all is well
Duren Sawit Sub-district Puskesmas Head Rita Wedya Astuti said, they were going to serve 1,600 persons who would undergo process of administration, registration, screening to observation for 30 minutes after vaccination. The first dose in Duren Sawit would be held until Tuesday (3/2).
To prevent unwanted things, she instructed them to check the participant's health condition first. If the screening results were fine, vaccination would be conducted according to the procedure and vice versa.
"It aims to create a sense of safe and comfortable. So far all is well," she stressed.
After being vaccinated, she continued, they would undergo prior observation for 30 minutes.
"If there were no complaints, they could go home. They must also stay home for three days to prevent the occurrence of post-immunization by-products (IPI)," she continued.
One of participants, Rusnali Warta (70), admitted that he did not experience any symptoms after vaccination.
"No side effects. Hopefully it can protect me from COVID-19," he said.