The activity is initiated by the Faculty of Medicine Trisakti University in cooperation with Health Services of West Jakarta has officially opened by Sub-District of Grogol Petamburan Achmad Sadjidin representing the Mayor of West Jakarta who wa unable to attend.
In her speech, Dr. Suriptiastutui, DAP&E, MS, said: “There is an instruction from the Ministry of Health that all children 19 years and under must be immunized diphtheria vaccination and today we are conducting a government project, as this is an obligation to maintain public health. We are aothirized in cooperation with Community Health Center (Puskesmas) of Grogol Petamburan, so we start from the campus. However, because this is the big job too, we need circumspection, with standards that we must meet. This is indeed the first time implemented in the Faculty of Medicine an the Faculty of Dentistry Trisakti University, the participants are 150 and we have already scheduled for other faculties in Campus A which certainly will be more participants. There is still one faculty that has not been registered, so that later there will be 2200 participants”.
The implementation will be done by doctors who already have practice certification, should not be arbritary doctors or college students who have been co-as, here we have to be really careful to do diphtheria immunization to the candidates, such as whether today is really healthy, not being feverish or whether have allergies, etc. We will see here the stages that have to pass according to the fixed procedure. Today, here is like a small clinic, and we don’t want any unexpected happens later. After vaccination, the children are not allowed to go home but they have to wait about half an hour in the provided room. After that, they could go to do activity. The immunization is mandatory, and if someone refuses he/she will be asked to make a statement why he/she doesn’t want to take immunization.
Meanwhile, Sub-Distric Head of Grogol Petamburan Achmad Sajidin who represented the Mayor of West Jakarta said that the immunization is an instruction o the Ministry of Health the Republic of Indonesia through circulation letter of 6th
December 2017 and for the region of DKI Jakarta dated 11th
Immunization of Diphtheria becomes an Extraordinary Events in Indonesia. The immunization is provided for community especially children from 0 to 19 years old. The Minister of Health said that there are suspected of sufferers are 23 years old, so actually the immunization is not only for children, adults also need vaccination of diphtheria.
Because the diphtheria can be prevented by following a routine and complete vaccine of infant who are vurneable under 2 years, elementary school children and junior high scholl children. The target of vaccination in West Jakarta is 727.267 people. The target started from Early Childhood schools, then Primary, Junior High and Senior High Schools as well as University.
For Trisakti University it will be conducted on 19th
January 2018. Please note that the victims of diphtheria in West Jakarta are 24 cases and 1 died in Sub District of Kembangan.
It is expected the implementation of diphtheria vaccination in campus will run smoothly and the government of West Jakarta is appreciate and thankful for the activity. The government of West Jakarta hopes that with the starting from campus will be a good example for community especially in West Jakarta and will followed by other campuses in west Jakarta.