Migrant workers accorded top priority to get vaccine: minister

Jakarta – Workforce Minister Ida Fauziyah has encouraged potential Indonesian migrant workers (CPMI) departing for positioning countries to be consisted of among priority recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine.

” It is our wish that our CPMI are likewise provided priority for receiving vaccines. They are a vulnerable group due to the fact that they will quickly be deployed abroad,” Minister Fauziyah mentioned while reviewing worker vaccinations held at the Ministry of Manpower office, Jakarta, Tuesday.

In addition to prospective Indonesian employees (TKI), Minister Fauziyah highlighted the requirement for potential apprentices, who will be put abroad, to end up being a priority for recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine.

In a series of vaccination programs targeting 800 employees, the Ministry of Workforce intends to immunize trade union members and workers, potential Indonesian migrant employees, and apprentices departing the nation.

The program was carried out as part of the celebration of Labor Day or May Day 2021 and part of the government’s actions to deal with COVID-19 and its impact on the health and labor sectors.

” For this reason, we are grateful to the CPMI to get concern to get vaccines. God willing, with the self-confidence of their good friends, the CPMI will be favored in placement countries,” the minister specified, including that the CPMI vaccination would continue.

On the celebration, Fauziyah advised numerous workers administered vaccination to keep health protocols in spite of having actually received the COVID-19 vaccine.

The minister welcomed all to take a hint from the experiences of other countries, such as India, whose cases had actually increased after vaccination was performed due to neglect of health protocols.
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