The provincial government of Bali today received 130.300 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from PT Bio Farma.
The vaccine arrived at the Bali Health Office at around 11.10 a.m., Sunday (21/2/2021). The arrival of the vaccines was escorted by police officers led by the Denpasar Police Chief, Kombes Pol Jansen Avitus Panjaitan. Vaccines were received by the Head of Disease Prevention and Control (P2P) Bali Provincial Health Office, I Wayan Widia.
“There were 13.030 vials, 10 times so 130.300 doses were made,” said the Head of the Bali Provincial Health Office Ketut Suarjaya at Udayana University, on Sunday (21/2).
Suarjaya said that this vaccine will be used in the second phase of vaccination in Bali with 663.169 targets. There will be 340.683 elderly recipients, 79.185 educators, 75.757 market traders, 1.240 religious figures, 411 DPRD civil council members, 54.444 state civil servants (ASN), 23.201 security forces workers, 53.582 public services workers, 27.554 public transportation workers, 50 athletes, and 7.062 tourism, hotel, and restaurant officers.
Suarjaya said, because the number of vaccines received was only 130.300 doses, this second phase of vaccination was prioritized for Denpasar City. The reason is that Denpasar City has the most COVID-19 cases in Bali.
“Right now, for the second vaccine, the priority is in Denpasar City. The city of Denpasar will be completed first, then the next one will come in other districts. So gradually, it will be resolved in places with the most cases (COVID),” explained Suarjaya.