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Jakarta Post

Religious communities join campaign to raise awareness about COVID-19 vaccine

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 10, 2021   /  02:08 pm
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Health workers inject a COVID-19 "vaccine" into a civil servant during a vaccination simulation at Udayana Military Command in Denpasar, Bali, on Dec. 10, 2020.(Antara/Nyoman Hendra Wibowo)

The Interfaith Communication Forum (FKUB) is joining a campaign spearheaded by the executive director of the government’s COVID-19 Response and Economic Recovery Committee Erick Thohir to raise the public's awareness regarding the importance of the highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine. In a short video posted on his Instagram account, @erickthohir, six FKUB members representing various religions in Indonesia express their support for the government’s vaccine program. “We are supporting the government’s effort to break the COVID-19 transmission spread. Vaccination is the correct solution for all of us,” chairman of the Bali chapter of the Indonesian Hindu Religious Council (PHDI), I Gusti Ngurah Sudiana, said in the video clip. The video also featured Istiqlal Mosque grand imam Nasaruddin Umar who said that the vaccine and strict implementatio...