COVID-19 vaccination service

Legal issues and health workers protection in Indonesia


  • Bambang Ali Kusumo Universitas Slamet Riyadi, Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Muhamad Mahrus Setia Wijaksana Kejaksaan Negeri, Tojo Una-Una, Indonesia
  • Fatma Ulfatun Najicha Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia
  • Ariesty Fujiastuti Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Yogykarta, Indonesia
  • Abdul Kadir Jaelani Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia


COVID-19 vaccination, healthcare professional, health facility, health information, health protocols, healthcare worker, protect public health, vaccination safety


The purpose of this paper is to discuss potential legal complications as well as the protection of health care employees involved in COVID-19 immunization services at HSFs. COVID-19 instances are increasing at an alarming rate, and strict health norms are falling behind. COVID-19 vaccinations are critical to halting the virus's transmission in the community, reducing disease-related suffering and mortality, boosting herd immunity, and protecting the community from COVID-19 while social and economic activities are restored. COVID-19 vaccination, on the other hand, continues to confront obstacles as a result of public rejection. This scientific publication is based on a normative legal approach. The public's refusal of the COVID-19 vaccine results in a plethora of complications, including public misconceptions and suspicions of vaccination conspiracies by healthcare professionals. According to a review of the literature, health workers who provide COVID-19 vaccination services in Indonesia are legally protected if they follow established procedures. Medical Practice Law No. 29 of 2004, Presidential Regulation No. 14 of 2021, Health Minister of Republic Indonesia Regulations No. 269 and 290, and Decree of the Minister of Public Health HK.01.07/Menkes/413/2020 concerning Coronavirus Disease Prevention and Control 2019 all provide legal protection for health workers.


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How to Cite

Kusumo, B. A., Wijaksana, M. M. S., Najicha, F. U., Fujiastuti, A., & Jaelani, A. K. (2022). COVID-19 vaccination service: Legal issues and health workers protection in Indonesia. International Journal of Health Sciences, 6(1), 50–60.



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