Ministry of Health: Covid-19 Vaccination Could Be Given to the Elderly, People with Comorbidity, Covid-19 Survivors, and Breastfeeding Mothers under Certain Conditions
PALANGKA RAYA – ADMINISTRATION LEADERSHIP BUREAU. Public Communication Team of Central Kalimantan Covid-19 Handling Task Force again delivered a Press Release today, Saturday (13/02/2021), on progress of Covid-19 pandemic handling in Central Kalimantan until 03.00 p.m. (Western Indonesian Time).
Central Kalimantan Covid-19 Task Force Team said that the Government through the Ministry of Health has determined that Covid-19 vaccination can be carried out for the elderly, people with comorbidity, Covid-19 survivors, and breastfeeding mothers under certain conditions. This is stated in Circular Number HK.02.02 / I / 368/2021 of February 11, 2021 on Implementation of Covid-19 Vaccination in Target Group for the Elderly, People with Comorbidity, and Covid-19 Survivors, as well as the Target Delay.
With a more risky body condition or health, then there are special requirements that must be considered before being vaccinated, such as the obligation to conduct additional medical history checks. The Expert Advisory Committee of National Immunization has submitted a study that Covid-19 vaccination can be given to the age group of 60 years and over, people with comorbidity, Covid-19 survivors, and breastfeeding mothers who previously undergo additional anamnesis. Government has determined that the Covid-19 vaccination will be carried out in stages with a target of 181.5 million people.
Central Kalimantan Covid-19 Task Force Team explained that droplets or splashes of water from mouth and nose when talking, coughing, or sneezing are the main causes of the spread of Covid-19. Therefore, if we are on the move with other people, make sure we can always apply the health protocols.
Health protocol is very important to be applied anytime and anywhere. There are several things that must be considered when doing activities with other people, such as, first always maintain a safe distance of at least 1 meter and avoid crowds. Second, always avoid close contact such as shaking hands and hugging. Third, always wear mask properly, covering your nose, mouth and chin. Fourth, always wash hands with soap regularly or by using hand sanitizer. And fifth, always follow government regulations and comply to health protocols in public and business places.
Furthermore, he also conveyed the progress of Covid-19 data which was collected on February 13, 2021 at 03.00 p.m., as follows:
1) Regencies / Municipality in affected zone, as many as 13 regencies and 1 municipality have been affected.
2) Confirmation case, there was an increase by 101 people, namely in Palangka Raya (8 people), West Kotawaringin (9 people), Lamandau (24 people), Sukamara (7 people), Pulang Pisau (1 person), Kapuas (34 people), Gunung Mas (11 people), and Murung Raya (7 people), from previously 12,623 people to 12,724 people.
3) Recovered, there was an increase by 82 people, namely in Palangka Raya (28 people), West Kotawaringin (6 people), Lamandau (6 people), Sukamara (10 people), Pulang Pisau (6 people), Kapuas (4 people), Gunung Mas (20 people), and East Barito (2 people), from previously 11,259 people to 11,341 people.
4) In suspected case, there was a decrease by 28 people, from previously 170 to 142 people.
5) Probable case, there is an increase by 1 person, from previously 64 to 65 people.
6) Under treatment, there is an increase by 18 people, from previously 1,030 to 1,048 people.
7) Death case, 1 person died in Palangka Raya, from previously 334 to 335 people. The death rate (CFR) was 2.6%.
8) There was an increase by 298 specimens, from previously 102,501 to 102,799 specimens. (dew/translated by feb)