The Indonesian BTS Army — the term used for the fanbase of K-pop boyband BTS — organised a COVID-19 vaccination programme for over 10,000 citizens
As reported by CNN Indonesia, the BTS Army in Indonesia — dubbed as 'Senyum Army' — held the vaccination programme on Saturday, 31 July, at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC).
The vaccination programme was free for all Indonesians aged 12 and above, irrespective of their interest in BTS. They only had to produce their national identification cards or family identification cards to be vaccinated.
The initiative made use of 10,000 Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine doses obtained from the Indonesian government.
CNN Indonesia quoted Senyum Army spokesperson, Selly Wilson, as saying the Army fully supports the vaccination effort by the Indonesian government
"We will help to make the vaccination drive be more accessible to all citizens so that all BTS Army alongside their families and friends can be protected during this pandemic," she said.
"We hope that the vaccination drive can quickly break the COVID-19 chain of spread so that we can all return to our normal activities."
Senyum Army had also installed an art show called 'Stay Gold is for the Vaccinated' at JCC, inspired by the BTS music video titled Stay Gold
This was set up so that those getting their COVID-19 vaccine may enjoy the art exhibition while getting their jabs.
Not only that, Senyum Army had also played a full BTS concert video at the JCC Hall for everyone to enjoy while getting vaccinated.
Closer to home, our Malaysian BTS Army donated 99 sets of McDonalds x BTS meal to frontliners in May: