Ministry of Health Sends SMS Blast to Recipients of COVID-19 Vaccines
Ministry of Health Begins to Send SMS Blast to Priority Group of COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients - Cabinet Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia
The Ministry of Health sends a Short Message Service (SMS) blast simultaneously to all COVID-19 vaccine recipients who have registered in the first phase, starting from Thursday (31/12/2020).
This regulation is contained in the Decree of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia (KMK) Number HK.01.07 / MENKES / 12757/2020 concerning the Determination of the Target for the Implementation of the 2019 Corona Virus Disease Vaccination (COVID-19), which was stipulated by Minister Gunadi Sadikin on December 28, 2020.
In the KMK, it also stipulates that SMS Blast notification will be sent simultaneously starting December 31, 2020. This is part of the implementation of COVID-19 vaccination.
The target recipients of the SMS are those whose names have been registered in the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) One Data Vaccination Information System.
Vaccination is carried out in stages by applying the precautionary principle.
The vaccination process itself is expected to begin after the issuance of an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Supervisory Agency (BPOM).
In the first stage, the priority group for vaccine recipients is 1.319 million health workers as well as support for all health service facilities, COVID-19 case tracing officers and also 195 thousand essential public service officers as the front guard, such as TNI Polri, Satpol PP, public transportation service officers ( airport, port, train, MRT, etc.) officials including community and religious leaders throughout Indonesia. The vaccination is given in 2 doses with an interval of 14 days.
However, the government provides exceptions for people who do not meet the criteria for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine according to the indications for the available COVID-19 vaccine. (KEMKES / UN Public Relations)
By Public Relations
Published on January 1, 2021