Katharina R. Lestari, Jakarta
Updated: January 14, 2021 06:39 AM GMT
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (center) becomes the first recipient of the Covid-19 vaccine at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Jan. 13. (Photo: courtesy of Humas Sekretaris Kabinet/Jay)
Didacus Prajojo, a 53-year-old Catholic doctor, was ready to receive his first Covid-19 vaccine dose after getting a notification via a text message from the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.The father of three, who works at the Catholic-run Brayat Minulya Hospital in Surakarta in Central Java province, registered via an SMS and received an electronic ticket serving as an invitation to become a verified vaccine recipient. The next step was to fill in a form containing a set of questions, including ones about comorbid conditions.“I got rejected because of comorbidities. I suffer from hypertension and diabetes. That is why I could not receive the vaccine,” he told UCA News.
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