Business operators engaged in the tourism sector, the elderly, and online motorcycle taxi (ojol) drivers have started receiving the Sinovac vaccine in Bali.
The vaccination process is carried out using a drive-thru and walk-in mechanism in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Grab Indonesia.
“This vaccine can not be done alone, but must be together, must be inclusive. It is not enough for the government to only build one program, but it must invite the nation’s components, youth from Sabang to Merauke, to build a vaccination movement, “said Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin during a vaccination program for public workers that was broadcasted virtually, Sunday, February 28, 2021.
Vaccination for tourism businesses and online motorcycle taxi drivers is the second phase of the free vaccination program. This second stage vaccination covers public workers who are vulnerable to contracting Covid-19 because of their very high level of interaction and mobilization.
Budi Gunadi said the second phase of the vaccination started last week and will be completed next June. He specified that 38.5 million public workers would receive the vaccine with a total of 77 million doses.
In one year, the government targets vaccines to be accepted by 181.5 million people with a dosage requirement of around 360 million. “So there are approximately 1 million injections per day,” he explained.
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