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Kartika Saraswati (cohort 2015-16) contributes to an article on Indonesia’s decision to prioritise COVID-19 vaccination to citizens aged 18-59 years old.

Health workers are preparing COVID-19 vaccine Sinovac during first stage vaccination in Health Center, South Tagerang City, Indonesia, Januari 15, 2021. More than 8.000 health workers there are vacinnated. © ANTARA FOTO/Fauzan/foc
Health workers are preparing COVID-19 vaccine Sinovac during first stage vaccination in Health Center, South Tagerang City, Indonesia, Januari 15, 2021. More than 8.000 health workers there are vaccinated.

The Indonesian government policy to exclude the elderly (aged 60 years and above) in the first phase of the free COVID-19 vaccination program could hinder the vaccine’s impact in lowering mortality rates.

Read the full article at The Conversation.

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