AFTER had been destroyed since 2014, now cases of Polio disease are back in Indonesia. It is known that recently, a positive case of polio was found in Purwakarta Regency.

The reappearance of the polio case, which had been eliminated, made the Provincial Government (Pemprov) try to move quickly by targeting 3.9 million toddlers injecting vaccines in all districts/cities in West Java.

Assistant for Government and People’s Welfare (Kesra) Regional Secretariat (Setda) of West Java Province, Dedi Supandi said there were several strategies being implemented to target the immunization of millions of babies in West Java.

“Encouraged through the National Immunization Week (PIN) sub-week which will be held on Sunday 3 April 2023, bringing together district/city governments to respond to polio, all regencies/cities will conduct polio vaccine training on next Wednesday 29 March,” said Dedi when met. media crew in Bandung, Monday (27/3/2023).

“In unison, on the 29th, there will be training with regional heads, regents, mayors throughout West Java, including the Health Service,” he continued.

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Considering that the polio vaccine will be given to children aged 0-5 years, continued Dedi, his party will also target the district/city education offices.

“Because at the age of 0 to 5 years there are also many children who attend PAUD and playgroups. So we will go there,” concluded Dedi briefly.

Meanwhile, regarding the availability of vaccines, referring to Dedi’s statement, currently his party is still waiting for the West Java Provincial Government’s application to be accepted by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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