Vaccinating Asia: Midwives and soldiers in Indonesia mobilised to support country's inoculation drive

Indonesian midwife Resti Damanik is among 114,000 vaccinators mobilised to assist the country’s mass vaccination drive. ST PHOTO: LINDA YULISMAN
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

JAKARTA - For nearly three months now, Indonesian midwife Resti Damanik has had a second job: Giving people Covid-19 jabs.

Stationed at one of the community health clinics in capital city Jakarta, the 52-year-old carefully fills syringes with the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine and calmly injects health workers and the elderly - the priority recipients in the country.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.