COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy on Society and Related Legal Regulations
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- COVID-19 Vaccination, Vaccine Hesitancy, Legal Regulations
In order to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, all countries throughout the world are prioritizing COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccination is the key to achieving herd immunity in society and reducing COVID-19-related morbidity and mortality. However, the COVID-19 vaccination process in Indonesia is running slowly due to public refusal of vaccines. The Indonesian government has issued various legal actions related to COVID-19 vaccines in society. However, this legal action has caused public controversy, especially in the aspect of providing sanctions for those who refuse the vaccination. The purpose of this study is to look into the reasons for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in society, as well as the impact of legal acts that regulate vaccination in increasing vaccination coverage. These research methods are scoping review and normative juridical with statute approach and conceptual approach. Some of the causes of vaccination rejection in society are hesitations of safety, effectiveness, side effects after vaccination, distrust of vaccinations in general, and religious factors. The legal regulations have helped increase community vaccination participation. Presidential Regulation No. 14 of 2021 has regulated mandatory vaccination for those who have met the criteria for COVID-19 vaccination. The Minister of Public Health’s Decree No. HK.01.07/MENKES/4638/2021 regarding Technical Guidelines for Vaccination Implementation in the Context of Overcoming the COVID-19 Pandemic establishes the conditions for vaccine recipients to ensure recipients’ safety by looking to the individual health status of COVID-19 vaccine recipients. Effective communication strategies and behavioral change interventions for vaccine recipients are needed to reduce public refusal.
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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 Vaccine Hesitancy on Society and Related Legal Regulations BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental and Energy Policy (ICEEP 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 281 EP - 285 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211014.061 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211014.061 ID - Rakhmadhani2021 ER -