Domicile certificates needed to account for release of vaccines: govt

24-Jun-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Indonesian residents are required to bring certificates of domicile to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses, spokesperson for COVID-19 vaccination at the health ministry, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, clarified on Tuesday.

“It is true that until now we have used certificates of domicile to account for the release of vaccines, since the vaccination is still limited to residents aged above 18 years,” she informed.

The distribution of vaccines is currently based on the population of each province, she said.

Earlier, Herce, a Bekasi city resident, had questioned the administrative requirement of submitting a domicile certificate for receiving a vaccination.

“I came to public health service post (puskesma) to receive vaccination. But (when I got there) I should bring a letter from the neighbourhood association/community unit (RT/RW) heads. Is that true? As matter of fact, the government is making an endeavor to achieve the target of vaccinated people. So why is the process too long?” Herce said.

Meanwhile, chief of the behavior change section of the COVID-19 Handling Task Force, Sonny Harry B Harmadi, has called on regional apparatuses in and around Jakarta to relax the requirements for vaccine recipients.

“They should relax the requirements as far as they can to give the people easy access to vaccines and accelerate the national vaccination programme,” he said.


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