Get a vaccine and send a live chicken! Indonesia thinks of a good way to encourage older people to get vaccinated
China News Service, June 18. According to Singapore’s Lianhe Zaobao, local governments in rural areas in Indonesia have come up with a way to vaccinate and give away live chickens in order to encourage older residents to vaccinate against the new crown.
p >The picture shows Indonesian tourism practitioners waiting in line for vaccination. Photo by Ye Lu
According to reports, the donation of live chickens is a way to increase the number of residents over 45 years old in Zhanyu County, West Java Province, Indonesia.
Zhanyu County’s Pekkat District Police Department Assistant Chief Galih said that the elderly residents were very hesitant about the government’s vaccine plan at first. He said that earlier, there were a lot of misinformation and hoaxes about vaccines circulating on the Internet, especially on social media. Many elderly people believe that vaccines cannot prevent the new crown and may cause serious illness and even death.
In order to encourage more people to be vaccinated, last month, the police, in conjunction with local governments and local health departments, launched a plan to vaccinate and deliver live chickens.
Galih said that before the launch of the project, only 25 out of 200 residents on average were willing to be vaccinated, but now 250 people are willing to be vaccinated every day.
Recently, the number of new crown cases in Indonesia has risen rapidly, and the number of new cases every day has reached about 8,000 to 10,000.