The SIAP Elderly Hero Competition Currently as an integral part of the SIAP Campaign, is aimed to encourage vaccination coverage for the elderly. Supported by the USAID through the Breakthrough ACTIONS for COVID-19 program Indonesia, has collaborated with the Directorate of Health Promotion and Community Empowerment, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia to conduct a complete COVID-19 vaccination program campaign for community groups. through public service advertisements on television, outdoor media, social media and digital media to encourage the achievement of complete COVID-19 vaccination until September 2022.
As part of the SIAP campaign, the Elderly hero competition uses an approach “from the elderly to the elderly” encouraging their fellow elderly the get full dose of COVID-19 vaccination and overcome challenges to get vaccinated.
The SIAP Elderly Hero Competition, which was held from March to the end of April 2022, succeeded in capturing 529 elderly people from 10 regencies/cities, namely Dumai City and Kampar Regency (Riau), Pasuruan Regency and Lumajang Regency (East Java), Kubu Raya Regency and North Kayong Regency. (West Kalimantan), Sinjai and Bantaeng regencies (South Sulawesi), and Kupang and South Central Timor (NTT) regencies. The elderly candidates were obtained by registering themselves voluntarily, searching from health center data, or searching directly from house to house.
From hundreds of candidates, the competition has chosen 10 elderly heroes. These ten figures has carry out a series of socialization of the complete dose COVID-19 vaccination through talk shows on local district/city radio, IG Live campaigns and social media through collaboration with local influencers, as well as holding sharing sessions at several community events.