A man with severe mental problem waits for a Covid-19 vaccine jab at Jamrud Biru Foundation’s care facility in Bekasi, West Java on August 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

People with Severe Mental Illness Get Covid-19 Vaccine

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

AUGUST 06, 2021

Bekasi. At least 50 persons with severe mental illness were vaccinated against Covid-19 in Bekasi on Wednesday. They received the first jabs of the AstraZeneca vaccine with permission from their families.

The campaign was arranged by humanitarian group Jamrud Biru Foundation, who provided its care facility in the eastern suburbs of Jakarta as the vaccination site. Each participant had to pass medical checkup before receiving the shot.

The foundation said the hardest part of this program is to get permission from families of the patients. Many have refused to take part, citing concerns over the safety of the vaccine 

"Families do not allow it because they are worried that there would be adverse effects," foundation spokesman Ardy said. 

"On the other hand, the foundation doesn't dare to make a decision because only the families know if they have underlying conditions," he added.

The program ran for three days with the second jabs scheduled for the next three months depending availability of the vaccine.

 

Patients suffering from mental illness treated by Jamrud Biru Foundation, sit as they queue during Covid-19 vaccination program on August 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Persons with severe mental illness wait for Covid-19 vaccine jabs at Jamrud Biru Foundation’s facility in Bekasi, West Java on August 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Patients suffering from mental illness are waiting for their turn to receive the first jab of Covid-19 vaccine at Jamrud Biru Foundation in Bekasi, West Java on August 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Patients with severe mental illness wait for their turn to receive the first jab of Covid-19 vaccine at Jamrud Biru Foundation’s facility in Bekasi, West Java on August 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A mental health worker provides a mask for patient suffering from mental illness during Covid-19 vaccination program at Jamrud Biru Foundation in Bekasi, West Java on August 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A care provider puts a mask on a person with severe mental illness during the Covid-19 vaccination program at Jamrud Biru Foundation’s facility in Bekasi, West Java on August 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A mental health worker holds hand of patient suffering from mental illness as he is going to receive first dose of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine on August 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A car provider guides a man with severe mental illness to the vaccination site. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A patient suffering from mental illness reacts as he receive first jab of Covid-19 vaccine during Covid-19 vaccination program at Jamrud Biru Foundation in Bekasi, West Java on August 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man with severe mental illness reacts as he receives the first jab of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at Jamrud Biru Foundation’s facility in Bekasi, West Java on August 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Patients suffering from mental illness are waiting for their turn to receive the first jab of Covid-19 vaccine at Jamrud Biru Foundation in Bekasi, West Java on August 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Patients with severe mental illness wait for their turn to receive the first jab of Covid-19 vaccine at Jamrud Biru Foundation’s facility in Bekasi, West Java on August 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Patients suffering from mental illness are waiting inside observation room after receive first jab of Covid-19 vaccine at Jamrud Biru Foundation in Bekasi, West Java on August 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Persons with severe mental illness are separated for observation after receiving the first jab of Covid-19 vaccine at Jamrud Biru Foundation’s facility in Bekasi, West Java on August 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Patients suffering from mental illness are waiting for their turn to receive the first jab of Covid-19 vaccine at Jamrud Biru Foundation in Bekasi, West Java on August 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An elderly with severe mental illness waits for the first jab of Covid-19 vaccine at Jamrud Biru Foundation’s care facility in Bekasi, West Java on August 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Patients suffering from mental illness are waiting for their turn to receive the first jab of Covid-19 vaccine at Jamrud Biru Foundation in Bekasi, West Java on August 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Patients with severe mental illness wait for their turn to receive the first jab of Covid-19 vaccine at Jamrud Biru Foundation’s facility in Bekasi, West Java on August 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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