Indonesian immunity passport could double as identity card


In June, a health law researcher at the University of Indonesia suggested that the government could create its own version of the international vaccination certificate issued by the WHO for those who were vaccinated against the coronavirus, when a vaccine becomes available. Comparing it to vaccination certificates issued in some African countries for the Ebola vaccine or the WHO “Yellow Card”, Djarot Andaru thought Indonesia’s version could also function as an identity card and be required for entering offices and government buildings, or for travel. The cards could not, however, be issued until there was a sufficient supply of vaccines. The WHO said in April that there was as yet no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are immune to reinfection.
Writer: Made Anthony Iswara
Publication: The Jakarta Post