Indonesia Gives Free Vaccines for Tourism Workers in 10 Areas

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  • A medical officer injects the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to a driver through a drive-thru service in Nusa Dua, Bali, Sunday, February 28, 2021. Vaccination is a collaboration between the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. Johannes P. Christo

    A medical officer injects the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to a driver through a drive-thru service in Nusa Dua, Bali, Sunday, February 28, 2021. Vaccination is a collaboration between the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. Johannes P. Christo

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaTourism workers are among the people prioritized to receive Covid-19 vaccines, as the Indonesian government seeks to rejuvenate its tourism, which has slumped since the coronavirus arrived in the archipelago last year.

    Tourism workers in 10 cities can apply for a drive-through vaccination service through apps.

    Indonesia's Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno said tourism workers can register for the vaccination through several health applications, including Alodokter, Homecare24, and Medithru.

    The apps provide drive-thru vaccination services for tourism workers and people above 60 years old in ten cities.

    The 10 areas included in the program are Pondok Indah, Kemang Village, and GKI Surya Utama in Jakarta; Lake Toba in North Sumatra; Borobudur Temple in Magelang, Central Java; and Jogja International Expo-City, Yogyakarta. Other areas are still being scheduled. 

    The areas are selected based on which have the biggest access to elderlies and tourism workers.

    Read: Yogyakarta Eyeing to Vaccinate 31,000 Workers in Tourism Sector

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