COVID-19 Vaccination Services: Legal Issues and Protection for Health Workers
- 10.2991/assehr.k.211014.025How to use a DOI?
- Legal Problems, Legal Protection, Health Workers, COVID-19 Vaccination
COVID-19 cases are on the rise, and strict health protocols haven’t been able to keep up. COVID-19 vaccinations are required to slow the transmission of the virus in the community; lessen pain and death caused by the disease; accelerate herd immunity, and protect the community from COVID-19 during the recovery of social and economic activities. However, COVID-19 vaccination is still experiencing various obstacles due to public rejection of vaccination which leads to potential legal problems between health workers and certain community groups. The purpose of this article is to investigate potential legal issues as well as the protection of health workers involved in the COVID-19 vaccination service at Health Service Facilities. The method that is used in this scientific journal is normative juridical. The public’s refusal of COVID-19 vaccination raises various problems, and they lead to public misunderstandings including accusations of vaccination conspiracy by health workers. According to a review of the literature, health workers in COVID-19 vaccination in Indonesia are legally protected if the services are provided in accordance with established procedures. RI Law No. 29 of 2004 concerning Medical Practice, Presidential Regulation No. 14 of 2021, Regulation of the Health Minister of Republic Indonesia No. 269 and 290, and Decree of the Minister for Public Health HK.01.07/Menkes/413/2020 concerning Guidelines for Prevention and Control Coronavirus Disease 2019 all contain aspects of legal protection for health workers.
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TY - CONF AU - Irzal Rakhmadhani AU - Erna Yulida AU - Fahrina AU - Abdul Kadir Jaelani PY - 2021 DA - 2021/10/16 TI - COVID-19 Vaccination Services: Legal Issues and Protection for Health Workers BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental and Energy Policy (ICEEP 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 110 EP - 114 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211014.025 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211014.025 ID - Rakhmadhani2021 ER -