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Jakarta Post

COVID-19 antivaxxers may face sanctions amid plans for emergency use

Test run: A medical professional at a community health center (Puskesmas) in Tapos, Depok, West Java, administers a vaccine during a COVID-19 vaccination simulation on Wednesday. The medical simulation was attended by West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil. (JP/P.J.Leo)
Alya Nurbaiti
Jakarta   ●   Mon, October 26 2020

Regional administrations are considering issuing bylaws as a legal avenue to sanction people who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said he had instructed his staff to review the legal aspects of such a bylaw.

“We are looking into the issue of whether people who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine will be harmful [to other] or if sanctioning them would violate their rights,” the governor said on Thursday as quoted by

He added that the West Java administration would intensify efforts to educate communities and raise awareness about the vaccine, as the central government was preparing to launch the first COVID-19 vac...

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