BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Universitas Pasundan along with Kodam III Siliwangi, West Java Regional Disaster Management Agency (Badan Penganggulan Bencana Daerah, BPBD) and West Java Disaster Preparedness Joint Post (Pos Gabungan Siaga Bencana Jabar) re-hold a vaccination program. This time, the targets for vaccination are students over the age of 12, college students and general public.
The program will be held for two days, Friday-Saturday, 29-30 October 2021 at Unpas Campus IV, Jalan Dr. Setiabudhi No. 193, Bandung. Vaccines provided are Sinovac, approximately as much as 3000 doses. On its first day, the vaccines will be given to 1000-1500 people.
Vaccination program continues to be encouraged considering the fact that West Java has not yet reached its ideal herd immunity target, which needs to cover 70 percent of the population. Currently, students have also started limited face-to-face learning (Pembelajaran Tatap Muka) at schools, so they need to receive vaccinations, but still based on parental consent.
“Its purpose is still the same, assisting the government in seeking equal distribution and acceleration of vaccines to achieve herd immunity. Not only students, we, in the university, also continue to strive for the implementation of PTM in stages, such as laboratory activities, studios, dormitory openings, and final assignment trial session,” said the Rector of Unpas, Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Eddy Jusuf Sp. M.Si., M.Kom., IPU, on Friday, 29 October 2021
Vice Rector III for Student Affairs Dr. H. Deden Ramdan, M.Si also said that the implementation of vaccination program is a collaboration between Student Executive Board (Badan Eksekutif Mahasiswa, BEM) of Unpas and Student Activity Unit (Unit Kegiatan Mahasiswa, UKM). This is one of student’s social responsibility of their social environment.
“We sharpen and encourage the students to care about their environment. Vaccination program has been still carrying on, while Covid-19 cases still fluctuate up and down. Vaccines are one of the effective ways, apart from complying to the health protocol, to decrease and reduce the virus,” he said.
In addition, the implementation of vaccination program is one of the ways to get rid of the stigma of some people or students who refuse to be vaccinated for certain reasons. Unpas Student Organization (Lembaga Kemahasiswaan Unpas) is the leading sector in this program. As for the committee, most of students were assisted by Student Affairs Division and health staffs from Kodam III Siliwangi.
In order to maintain health protocol, other than committee, Unpas also empowers security officers, Student Regiment (Resimen Mahasiswa, Menwa) and internal security unit from UKM’s Communication Forum.
“Unpas is ready to hold the next vaccination program, even more for booster vaccines. The second-dose vaccination will be held 28 days from now. Hope it would run smoothly,” he concluded. (Reta)*