The importance of increasing body immunity during the Covid-19 pandemic through vaccination programs for all elements of society. In this case, the University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) in collaboration with the Indonesian Navy is again here to help UMY students and the community around Bantul to vaccinate dose 1 (Wave 5) with a drive-thru system on Monday (27/9) at Sportorium UMY.
A total of 1000 Sinovac vaccine of first dosis were given to students and the surrounding community. This activity was carried out to accelerate the distribution of vaccinations in the DIY region. In addition, according to the statement of Rector UMY, Dr. Ir. Gunawan Budiyanto, MP., IPM that the target for the implementation of vaccination until the end of September are UMY community and the Bantul community must get the vaccine evenly.
This activity received positive responses from students and the surrounding community. As stated by Daffa Aqshal, a 2019 Government Science Student, the vaccinations carried out by UMY were very helpful. “The vaccinations held by UMY are very helpful for students from outside the DIY region to be able to participate in the vaccine without having to return to their home regions.” he said.
Reinaldy, the community around UMY also said that the steps taken by UMY were the right ones. “It’s really good that UMY is holding a vaccination program. You don’t have to go far and it’s not difficult to find vaccines because it has been provided by UMY. The Drive-thru system is also very helpful because you don’t have to fight in queues and it’s very effective.”