JAKARTA - The Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) emphasizes that mutual cooperation vaccination cannot be accessed carelessly. This is because this program is only intended for employees and workers of a company and their families.
"There will be no mutual vaccination sales to individuals," said the spokesperson for COVID-19 vaccination from the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) Siti Nadia Tarmizi in a press conference broadcast on the YouTube account of the Indonesian Ministry of Health, Friday, February 26.
"So we reiterate that this mutual aid vaccination will be aimed at companies that will provide this vaccine to employees or workers or their families," he added.
Regarding the mutual cooperation vaccination program, although the Minister of Health Regulation Number 10 of 2021 concerning the Implementation of Vaccinations in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic has been issued, the implementation will not be carried out in the near future. Because, the government still needs time to make preparations.
"There are a series of preparations that must be made regarding the availability of vaccines and of course other implementation processes before the mutual cooperation vaccination will begin," he said.
Previously reported, the government has officially opened the COVID-19 vaccination program independently, which is charged to the private sector or through independent channels. In Permenkes No.10 of 2021, the independent vaccination program is called mutual vaccination.
Based on Article 3 Paragraph 5 of this Permenkes, it is stated that vaccination is given to employees / female employees, families, and other individuals free of charge. This means that companies implementing this program must provide the COVID-19 vaccine for free to employees and their families.
Furthermore, Article 6 of the Minister of Health Regulation 10/2021 states that every company is required to report data on the target recipients of vaccination independently or together to the Minister of Health. The data reported were the number of vaccination participants, names, addresses, and identification numbers.
Article 22 also states that this vaccination cannot be carried out in government-owned health care facilities. Companies or employers must cooperate with private or private health facilities which are then required to coordinate with the local health office.
There is also a vaccine price limit for self-vaccination, which will be set by the Minister of Health.
"The maximum tariff for mutual cooperation vaccination services is determined by the minister. The cost of mutual vaccination services carried out by public / private health service facilities must not exceed the maximum tariff set by the minister," Article 23 reads.
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