Bali targets administering first vaccine doses to 500,000 people

Bali targets administering first vaccine doses to 500,000 people

Illustration - A senior citizen receives the COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Denpasar(Antaranews Bali/Rhisma/2021)

Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA) - The Bali provincial government has outlined a target to administer first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 500 thousand people in the province in the subsequent two weeks.

"Last Monday, we had received an additional 501 thousand (doses of) the AstraZeneca vaccine and 170 thousand (doses of) the Sinovac vaccine," Head of the Bali Provincial Health Office Dr Ketut Suarjaya stated in Denpasar on Thursday.

Suarjaya noted that delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine from the central government during the last week of April 2021 was once hindered owing to which the second vaccination of state apparatuses and personnel of several regional organizations got disrupted.

With the receipt of additional doses of the AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines, Suarjaya is confident of the first vaccination of 500 thousand people being completed in two weeks.

The vaccines comprise 501 thousand doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the first vaccination and 500 thousand doses of the Sinovac vaccine for residents in nine districts and city in Bali in addition to one thousand doses for Indonesian military personnel.

Suarjaya noted that 170 thousand doses of the Sinovac vaccine for the second vaccination were distributed to the districts and city, including those for the mass vaccination activity.

He noted that over 770 thousand people in Bali were vaccinated out of which almost 300 thousand had received their second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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