BANDUNG - West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) and his family received diphtheria vaccination given by the doctors of West Java Provincial Health Office, at the Governor's house (Rumdin), Pakuan State Building, Jl. Otto Iskandardinata Kota Bandung, Saturday (06/01/2017).
Interrupted by the activity, Governor Ahmad Heryawan appealed, and encouraged the people of West Java to not hesitate to implement diphtheria vaccination. Instead Dirinya invites the community to actively go to health centers, posyandu, or other health facilities, to get diphtheria immunization services.
"We invite people to vaccine, if there is any doubt then I say do not hesitate, diphtheria vaccine already has halal certificate from MUI," said Governor Aher.
Aher also mentions, in the year 2018, the provision of Outbreak Response Immunization (ORI) conducted in 18 districts / cities in West Java that bear the status of Extraordinary Events (KLB), such as Garut, Karawang, Depok, Cirebon, Bogor, Cianjur, Ciamis , Bandung City, Purwakarta, Bekasi Regency, Bekasi City, Sukabumi City, Sukabumi Regency, Bandung Regency, Cirebon City, Subang, Majalengka, and West Bandung Regency.
"Previously, there were only five in Karawang, Purwakarta, Depok, Kota Bekasi, and Kabupaten Bekasi," Call Aher.
Aside from the ORI program, or vaccination simultaneously, Aher said, every community can do, and get diphtheria immunization services at any health facility, in every district / city in West Java.
Head of West Java Provincial Health Office Dodo Suhendar, said diphtheria vaccination is an attempt to break the chain, or at least be the effort to control the spread of diphtheria.
Dodo said, the posiitive areas of KLB are ensured by ORI, but there are also districts / cities that carry out casuistry.
"For example in one kecamatan there are cases of diphtheria then the sub-district and the border of the region given vaccine, '" said Dodo.
Dodo added that the diphtheria vaccine should be completed simultaneously in 2018. The priority of diphtheria vaccine is targeted at people aged 1-19 years