Indonesia permits private Covid-19 vaccination scheme

A woman receives her first dose of China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) during the mass vaccination program for the elderly people at a school in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 26, 2021. - Reuters

JAKARTA, Feb 26 (Reuters): Indonesia has authorised one of the world's first private vaccination schemes to run alongside its national programme so that companies can buy state-procured vaccines to inoculate their staff in South-East Asia's biggest country.

The initiative, approved by a government regulation, has drawn criticism from some health experts who warn it could worsen inequity.

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