The emerging case of COVID-19 has not made it easy for us. We need to protect our loved ones the most, our future, our children. Worried parents are, indeed, trying their best to safeguard their children. Ever since the Indonesian COVID-19 task force allowed vaccination for children 12+, i-SERVE Vaccine followed through and launched its 4th phase on 7-31 July 2021 and 5th phase on 5-7 August, 10-14 August together with Accenture Indonesia. In less than 4.5 hours, thousands of vaccine quotas were filled up since registration opened on July 4th. This unanticipated surge in vaccination numbers forced i-SERVE Vaccine to provide more slots for vaccine recipients to better serve the general public.
SERVE Vaccine is free of charge service and open to residents aged 12 years and over, including pregnant women, children with special needs, and people from vulnerable groups such as the homeless. Pregnant women are one of the most vulnerable and they may get their vaccination by showing a recommendation letter from their Gynaecologist. People from vulnerable groups are at a greater risk due to difficulties to socially distance. YCAB Foundation aims to reach more people in this community because they are constrained by the lack of information, easy access to health services, and some of them are not literate.
Kher Tean Chen, country managing director, Indonesia at Accenture, said: “We are happy to be a part of YCAB’s efforts in ensuring that the impact of the pandemic is cushioned for its driver-partners and pandemic frontliners. Accenture’s commitment to supporting our clients, people and communities is unwavering and will continue to evolve. Let us continue to look out and care for one another so we can emerge from this crisis stronger and more resilient.”
Since its first launch, i-SERVE Vaccine has efficiently administered vaccines to more than 44,000 Jakarta citizens. The Ministry of Health targeted to give vaccines to 32.6 million children as stated in June 2021. Given the hefty numbers, i-SERVE Vaccine is opening doors to collaboration with various companies, schools, and communities to serve children with special needs, vulnerable communities, and orphans.
YCAB Foundation thanks Accenture for their support and to all parties who continued to trust and made the i-SERVE Vaccine program possible.