The Covid-19 prevention program through vaccination is rolling. The target population of Bali to be vaccinated is around 3 million people, about 70 percent of Bali’s population of around 4,3 million people.
6 million doses are needed for 2 injections.
The Governor of Bali Wayan Koster has conveyed this target to the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia and it has been agreed that it will be implemented in stages, starting from March to June 2021.
“This vaccination target is sufficient to form herd immunity,” said Koster on Monday (26/4).
The number of vaccines that have been received until April 22, 2021, is 1.141.110 doses, or about 19 percent of the target of 6 million doses.
The number of vaccines that have been allocated to Bali is the highest percentage in Indonesia.
Community groups that have been vaccinated are health workers, government employees, TNI (army), POLRI (police), elderly groups, tourism workers, educators, market traders, journalists, athletes, religious leaders, traditional leaders, artists, bank employees, supermarket employees, and other groups of people.
The number of people who had the Phase I vaccine is 696.356 people (23,2 percent) and the Phase II vaccine – 216.429 people (7,2 percent).
The Bali Provincial Government together with the Minister of Health has also formed 3 areas as green zones, namely: Ubud District, Gianyar Regency, Nusa Dua Area and its surroundings, Badung Regency, and Sanur City Denpasar Area.
The governor together with the Regent / Mayor assisted by the TNI and POLRI as well as various components of society continue to make efforts to accelerate vaccination with various innovations, such as Banjar-based mass vaccination, community-based vaccination for tourism workers, educators, supermarkets, market traders, and drive-thru vaccination.
Koster claims, his party continues to make efforts through the Indonesian Minister of Health to ensure the achievement of the vaccination target by June 2021.
“The effectiveness level of vaccination is 65 percent in the formation of antibodies for people who have been vaccinated. This means that even though they have been vaccinated, it cannot fully guarantee that someone is free from Covid-19 transmission. However, based on experience for people who have been vaccinated twice, the risk will be smaller and recovery will go faster when exposed to Covid-19, ” he concluded.
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