Thursday, 20 Jan 2022

Man ‘jabbed 17 times with Covid vaccine’ so anti-vaxxers could get passes

An Indonesian man took Covid protection to a whole new level by being jabbed a whopping 17 times so anti-vaxxers could get Covid vaccine passes, it has been reported.

Indonesian Police are currently investigating the case of self-proclaimed “vaccine jockey” Abdul Rahim who claims he was paid £40 for each shot.

In Indonesia, you need a vaccine certificate to enter bars, cafes and shopping centres.

The MailOnline reports that Rahim from Pinrang, on the island of Sulawesi, boasted of his efforts in a video clip and even claimed he had received three shots in one day.

Although £40 might not sound like a lot of money, in Indonesia it is more or less equivalent to a day’s wages – which is a nice sum to make if the side effects of the jab don’t put you off.

According to the NHS, the most common things people notice after their jabs are headaches, tiredness and occasional sickness.

None of these symptoms seem particularly pleasant to endure 17 times – regardless of the fee.

Police have reportedly found the people suspected of paying Rahim and are considering charges against him too under their Infectious Diseases Law.

If convicted, he could face a year in prison for hindering ‘the implementation of pandemic control.'

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Currently, Indonesian authorities have managed to administer 218 million doses of the vaccine to their population accounting for 41.9% of their 274 million population.

Indonesia's first case of the Omicron variant was confirmed this week with fellow South Asian countries also feeling the strain.

Vietnam Plus reports that 120,000 hospital beds have been made available in Indonesia in preparation for what could lie ahead.

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