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March 24, 2021, 04.35 PM

JAKARTA, - National Covid-19 Task Force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito urged the public to refrain from posting vaccination cards on social media in a bid to protect personal information from possible thieves online.   

"The government calls on the people who have received the Covid-19 vaccines to not posting or sharing the vaccination certificates on social media," Wiku said on Tuesday, March 23.

He said that the certificate contains personal data in the form of a QR code. With this, scammers could create counterfeit versions of the certificate and make money out of it once the certificate is posted online.  

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"Use the certificate according to its purpose because the spread of personal data can put us at risk," said Wiku.

He went on to say that as of March 20, five million people have received vaccinations. He expressed hopes that this number will continue to increase. 

He gave assurance that the coronavirus vaccine provided to the public is safe, efficacious, and has minimal side effects. He called for the public to get vaccinated according to a predetermined schedule.

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The Covid-19 mass vaccination program in Indonesia started on January 13, prioritizing health care workers in the first phase. 

Currently, the vaccination program has entered the second phase, targeting public servants and the elderly. It is targeted that vaccination can reach 70 percent of Indonesia's population or around 182 million people.

(Writer: Fitria Chusna Farisa | Editor: Icha Rastika)


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