Indonesia’s current COVID situation is worse than 2 months ago because people are getting tired of the regulations and gathered during the winter holiday. Regardless, the government continues to socialize strict medical protocols to minimize additional positive cases. It has also taken steps to enforce local lockdown protocols and initiate a vaccination program that started on January 13, 2021. Indonesia’s president was the first recipient of the vaccine and live-streamed his vaccination.
COVID-19 vaccine considerations for Indonesia
- Can employers mandate the vaccine?
The government mandated the vaccine for citizens
- Who will control delivery of the vaccine?
- Who covers the cost of the vaccine?
- Where will people get vaccinated?
It will vary
- Is there cultural resistance to getting the vaccine?
A little, because the COVID-19 vaccine is so new
Every eligible Indonesian citizen (18 – 65 yo) is mandated by the government to get the vaccine. There are fines of IDR 100,000,000 or a 1-year jail sentence for those who refuse to receive the vaccine. The government is texting its citizens when to register to receive the vaccine and will then tell the person where to go to receive it. There are some people who are resisting the vaccine, but the government has taken measures to ensure the vaccine is permitted by Islam and has a high effective rate.
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Page last modified: January 16, 2021
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