The social dilemma of booster shots in Indonesia – Universities

Mr. Rifqy Nurfauzan Abdillah (The Jakarta Post)


London ●
Thu, December 2, 2021

The government is assessing the possibility of a paid booster program amid uncertainty about the duration of current vaccine immunity and fear of an imminent third wave of COVID-19, especially as the more infection from Omicron is spreading.

The program is very attractive, especially for COVID-19 survivors. In a survey by Indikator Politik Indonesia, 53.9% of respondents said they would refuse to pay for a vaccine booster, while 34.2% would pay. The remaining 12% did not know or did not answer.

However, the government has said the booster will not be available to the general public until the fully subsidized mass vaccination program is completed, which is expected to be early next year.

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