Even though you’ve been vaccinated, health protocols are still mandatory!

Suara.com – The expert reminded the public to continue implementing health protocols, even though they had received a full dose of COVID-19 vaccination.

Soedjatmiko, a member of the Indonesian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ITAGI), said that the health protocol serves as extra protection to prevent infection with the Corona virus.

“Even though we have been vaccinated twice or three times, we still have to try to stop the COVID virus from entering our respiratory and digestive tracts in large quantities,” said Soedjatmiko, who is also a member of the COVID-19 Vaccination Advocacy Team, Executive Board of the Indonesian Doctors Association (PB IDI). , in a press statement.

Furthermore, he said that vaccination and health protocols must be implemented side by side in order to provide more optimal protection.

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This, he continued, even though someone has been vaccinated is not an excuse to ignore health protocols.

Moreover, said Soedjatmiko, although the national COVID-19 vaccination coverage as of February 28, 2022 had reached 69 percent for the second dose, only nine provinces had coverage of more than 70 percent.

“A total of 18 provinces have double vaccination coverage of around 50 to 69 percent, and seven provinces are below 50 percent,” he said.

“This is possibly not evenly distributed at the district/city, sub-district/village level. It means that in 25 provinces there can still be widespread and rapid transmission,” added Soedjatmiko, who also serves as Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia.

In addition to accelerating primary dose vaccination in these areas, booster vaccinations must also be carried out to increase immunity again, so that they are not easily infected with the COVID-19 virus, he said.

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Soedjatmiko explained, for the elderly and adults, after three months of the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination, it is possible that some of the immunity will begin to decline. “So, even if you have been injected with the vaccine twice, you can still get COVID-19 even though it is generally mild. Except for the elderly, those who have comorbidities, or if the amount of virus is very large, they have the potential to become seriously ill or die,” he said.