Civil Coalition Urges Govt to Erase Paid Booster Vaccination Plan
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A civil society coalition composed of CISDI, Puskapa, LaporCovid-19, and Transparency International Indonesia urges the government to revoke the paid booster vaccine policy and argues that it does not go inline with the principle of justice.
“The coalition urges the government to not further confuse the public with its paid booster vaccine narrative and remain true to the principle of justice and stand with vulnerable people,” said LaporCovid-19 volunteer Firdaus Ferdiansyah on Monday, December 20.
He argues that the addition of the paid vaccination scheme will burden the vaccination management that is currently very limited and is still quite biased. Vaccination scope of the second dose in Indonesia has only reached 50.68 percent as of December 13.
The coalition found there are still people who find it difficult to access Covid-19 vaccines and had received at least 308 reports confirming the problem facing the national vaccination program, such as difficulties in registering oneself and the lack of information available about vaccine availability.
The vaccine accessibility in the Java island and islands outside of Java is a stark contrast. This is worsened, he said, by the lack of information transparency on vaccine distributions for the first and second dose vaccinations.
The coalition suggests the government should focus on fixing its program that intends to reach 8- percent complete dose vaccination rate.