Introduction: This article focuses on doctors' responsibility for the Indonesian vaccination program as the Indonesian Government program in the health sector. Since the WHO declared Covid-19 a pandemic, Indonesian citizens must get a vaccine for antibodies. However, the Covid-19 vaccine as an emergency use vaccine has a Post-Immunisation Adverse Event. The problem of this research is to what extend the doctor's responsibility both in civil law and criminal law for detriment due to covid-19 vaccine especially in the Indonesian legal system. Methods: This study uses normative legal research with a statutory and conceptual approach. Sources of legal materials are obtained from primary legal materials, such as statutory regulations and secondary legal materials, namely books and scientific journals. Results: Doctors in Covid-19 vaccination program must comply with professional standard operating procedures and ethics in. Violation of this standard will be subject to legal and ethical sanctions. A legal sanction includes civil and criminal punishment after being analysed by the disciplinary and ethics committee. Doctors are also responsible for nurses' and midwives' errors in vaccine injection as a form of delegation authority. Conclusions: Based on Indonesian regulations, vaccine practitioner is doctors, nurses and midwives. Both nurses and midwives must be under a doctor's supervision. In practice, improving antibodies through the vaccine has adverse. Consequently, governments and vaccine practitioners are potentially responsible in front of the law, both civil and criminal law when certain criteria are meet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-86
Number of pages8
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023


  • COVID-19
  • Doctor
  • Healthcare
  • Responsibility
  • Vaccination


Dive into the research topics of 'Doctor's Liability in Providing Vaccination for COVID-19'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this