Booster Vaccines will be a Travel Requirement in Indonesia

- 05 July 2022 13:41 WIB
Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto. (Photo/ekon)
Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto. (Photo/ekon)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian government has issued a new rule regarding the third dose of vaccine or Booster for the community. Booster vaccines will become a mandatory requirement for people on trips and activities that involve many people.

“Mr. President requested that the Dose-3 vaccination be increased so that this will become a requirement for activities that involve many people and also for travel. So, facilities for booster vaccines must be prepared at airports," said Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto in a Ministerial Press Statement regarding the results of the Limited Meeting on the Evaluation of PPKM, at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Monday, July 5, 2022.

Coordinating Minister Airlangga also revealed that the Covid-19 Handling Task Force had issued a Circular (SE Number 20 of 2022 concerning Prokes for the Implementation of Large-Scale Activities).

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One of the points in this circular states that the implementation of Large-Scale Activities is required to strictly implement health protocols and before entering the activity area, participants must show a Dose-2 or Dose-3 vaccine card/certificate (for participants aged 18 years and over).

"Then, the use of the PeduliLindung application in various public places, including malls, cinemas, and schools, must be tightened again to prevent the spread of the virus," he said.

Airlangga explained, that as of July 3, 2022, there are 2 provinces outside Java-Bali where the achievement of Dose-1 Vaccination is still below 70 percent, namely West Papua and Papua.

"For Dose-2 Vaccination, there are 10 provinces whose achievements are still below 70 percent. For Dose-3 Vaccination, all provinces outside Java-Bali still have not reached 50 percent. Then, a total of 23 provinces outside Java-Bali have not reached 70 percent Dose-2 for the elderly, and 22 Provinces have not reached 70 percent Dose-2 for children," he concluded.

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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