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Supporting the Implementation of Independent Vaccinations


By: Zakaria)

The implementation of independent vaccination is an effective solution for pursuing the national vaccination target. Many parties support this step in order to accelerate the formation of collective immunity.

Vice General Chairman of the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) Slamet Budiarto said it had agreed related to the discourse of the government in implementing the vaccination Covid 19 independently.

He considered that vaccination independently could accelerate the national Covid-19 vaccination target.

              According to Slamet, if the time needed to reach 70 percent of the population being vaccinated is long enough, independent vaccination will help meet the quota of the population that must be vaccinated.

              So, the target of achieving community immunity ( herd immunity ) can be achieved as quickly as possible.

              So, the sooner the vaccination is finished, the better, if there are 180 million people who have to get vaccines, of course independent vaccination can accelerate the completion of the Covid-19 pandemic so that herd immunity can be achieved .

              On a different occasion, Epidemiologist from Andalas University Defruman Djafri said that vaccination itself can help accelerate the achievement of herd immunity against Covid-19.

              This is actually a domino effect that is expected to accelerate the achievement of vaccination coverage in order to achieve herd immunity , and we can get out of this long pandemic.

              Defriman said that what needs to be an important note is that when there is involvement of the private sector in the independent vaccination program, control remains under the Indonesian government.

              This is a guarantee that the independent vaccines are not completely out of control by the government to anticipate the existence of a vaccine mafia and fake vaccines that the public is worried about in the future.

              The main challenge in self-vaccination is the different perceptions of society, starting from the assumption that paid vaccines are better than free ones or vice versa.

              Then, the independent vaccine approach seems to be more concerned with an economic approach rather than a public health emergency. Furthermore, there is also an assumption that when self-vaccination is provided, public confidence in the vaccine will decrease.

              Actually, what the public needs to understand is independent vaccination, which is part of an effort to increase the coverage of Covid-19 vaccination in Indonesia.

              The next challenge is the availability and distribution of vaccines. However, the limited availability and allocation of vaccines will hamper the vaccine distribution process.

              At present, when vaccine efficacy has been fulfilled and halalness has been guaranteed, the key to future success must focus on increasing community participation to be vaccinated in order to achieve the expected group immunity, and independent vaccination is part of efforts to accelerate the acceleration of the Covid-19 vaccination program in Indonesia. Indonesia .

              The results of the vaccination program are certainly expected to be effective in building group immunity and have an impact on future social and economic productivity.

              Meanwhile, a number of companies in Kudus Regency, Central Java, expressed their support for mutual or independent vaccination for workers and company employees in order to accelerate the vaccination program and establish group immunity.

              The Corporate Secretary of the Sukun Cigarette Factory, Deka Hendratmanto, in Kudus, for example, revealed that PR Sukun expressed his support because he was seen as a way out of the grip of uncertainty when the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia would end. Moreover, many companies have started to go out of business.

              Moreover, vaccination can provide assurance to female employees and of course also accelerate the acceleration of the company’s wheels.

              In addition, the reason for the cost of handling a pandemic within the company environment could be slightly reduced, even though the government has not announced exactly how much money the company must spend for the vaccination.

              He considered this to be lighter than a series of health protocols that have been carried out by PR Sukun since the beginning of the pandemic until now. Starting from the implementation of regular employee screening with rapid tests, to adjusting the production schedule.

              As for the number of PR Sukun employees registered, around 6 thousand employees went to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) to be vaccinated. A form has also been entered, including selecting the company’s ability to pay for the vaccination .

              Until now, PR Sukun is still waiting for the exact costs related to the mutual assistance vaccination. Although indeed, there is already information about the cost range of the vaccination.

              On March 1, 2021, 1,720,523 people in Indonesia have been vaccinated against Covid-19. This figure is still far from the government’s target which stipulates that vaccinations will be given to 181,554,465 people.

              To achieve this target, of course the government cannot run independently and requires collaboration from all sectors, including companies that wish to carry out independent vaccinations.

) * The author is a citizen living in Bogor

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