Java C Governor calls for legal action against ‘jockeys vaccines’
These vaccine jockeys are hampering government efforts to protect the public against COVID-19. We warn others not to volunteer as vaccine jockeys
Semarang, Central Java (ANTARA) – Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo has called on police to take legal action against a woman recently arrested in Semarang, Central Java, for presenting herself as ” jockey vaccine “.
âThese vaccine jockeys are hampering government efforts to protect the public against COVID-19. We are warning others not to volunteer as vaccine jockeys,â Pranowo said here Thursday.
The governor denounced individuals who, for economic or other personal reasons, become agents of others and take COVID-19 pictures.
Vaccination campaigns are not just an effort to meet the target quota but also to protect people against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the governor stressed.
“We must not be tempted by money or opportunity and then come forward as a jockey vaccine. We must remember that vaccination is not only about filling a statistical quota, but also about protecting people’s health,” said Pranowo.
He urged residents who are reluctant to get vaccinated to seek the advice of a health expert and those who are afraid of getting the vaccine to ask for more information.
“Are you afraid of getting the injection? No worries, some children even cry before they get the injection. But once they get the injection, the pain only lasts a few seconds. It would be a shame if some people did. are afraid of the injection needle and then decide not to be vaccinated, ânoted the governor.
In addition to pushing education and public consultation to get more residents to get vaccinated, Pranowo also called on police to take legal action if they detect another “jockey vaccine”.
Previously, Semarang Regional Police officers arrested DS, 41, for volunteering as a “vaccine jockey” at the Manyaran Public Health Center in West Semarang.
Her scheme was discovered after a health worker from the public health center noticed a discrepancy in the data provided by her during the vaccination screening on Monday, January 3, 2022.
After the arrest, DS told police that he had been offered Rp 500,000 (US $ 34.5) to replace another person who did not wish to be vaccinated. (INE)
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