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Covid-19 vaccinations for 6-11 years old children in Bali have only reached 25,000 persons per day, from the initial target of reaching 40,000 per day.
Vaccination is hampered by the supply of Sinovac vaccine, which is still being sent from the Ministry of Health and the readiness of the schools.
The head of the Bali Provincial Health Office, Dr. I Ketut Suarjaya, said that until Tuesday (21/12) vaccinations for children 6-11 years old throughout Bali had only reached 25,000 per day.
“The daily achievement has not reached the target of 40,000 people, as we planned. However, the vaccination achievement of 25,000 people per day is already high. This has only been running for a few days since it started on December 15, 2021,” said Suarjaya.
Many schools are still preparing schedules for vaccinations.
In addition, said Suarjaya, the Bali Provincial Health Office is currently working on providing a supply of Sinovac vaccine from the Ministry of Health.
“The stock of Sinovac vaccine that we have is running low. This is also a problem,” explained Suarjaya.
The current plan is to supply 100,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine to vaccinate children aged 6-11 years old.
Suarjaya emphasized that the vaccine stock in Bali still exists, but the type is AstraZeneca. Meanwhile, for the vaccination of children aged 6-11 years, the Sinovac vaccine must be used.
There are 373,120 6-11 years old children in Bali targeted for vaccination. Most are in Buleleng Regency – 74,137 children, followed by Denpasar City (63,594 children), Karangasem (47,728 children), Badung (45,914 children), Gianyar (40,508 children), Tabanan (33,051 children), Jembrana (27,997 children), Bangli ( 22,421 children), and Klungkung at least (17,770 children).