Daily Dose @ 5: Walk-in COVID-19 jabs allowed after registered batch clears, Indonesia doctors infected with coronavirus despite vaccinated

Jun 17, 09:00 AM
AMONG the headlines for Thursday, 17 June, 2021, the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin said the government may allow walk-ins at its vaccination centres, only after those who have already signed up for appointments, either through the programme's online portal or the MySejahtera receive their jab appointments.

Also, concerns rise about the efficacy of some vaccines against more virulent virus strains, as more than 350 Indonesian doctors have been infected with COVID-19 and dozens have been hospitalised in Kudus, even after being inoculated with China's Sinovac.

Most of the doctors were asymptomatic and self-isolating at home, but dozens were in hospital with high fevers and declining oxygen saturation levels.

Kudus is battling an outbreak believed to be driven by the more transmissible Delta variant which has pushed bed occupancy rates above 90% in the district.

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