Bali on the verge of achieving herd immunity: Task Force

Bali on the verge of achieving herd immunity: Task Force

Head of Behavior Change of COVID-19 Handling Task Force, Sonny Harmadi, at the socialization of Reviving Bali organized by Health Ministry on Friday (June, 6). (ANTARA/Andi Firdaus).

We have set the minimum target of three million Balinese residents to receive vaccine shots to reach the 70-percent herd immunity of its population.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Bali Province is on the brink of attaining herd immunity based on the vaccination participation level, according to an official of the COVID-19 Handling Task Force.

“We have set the minimum target of three million Balinese residents to receive vaccine shots to reach the 70-percent herd immunity of its population,” Task Force’s Head of Behavior Change, Sonny Harmadi, remarked here on Friday.

Bali is one of the provinces, with a high vaccination level, as compared to others across Indonesia, Harmadi pointed out.

The first dose of the vaccine was administered to 1.5 million Balinese residents, while the second dose was offered to over 676 thousand residents. Thus, Bali still has to add 800 thousand other vaccine receivers to achieve herd immunity of up to three million people, he stated.

“If we sum up the number of those having received the first and second doses, it has already reached 2.2 million people. Bali will soon attain herd immunity that enables its revival,” he affirmed.

Harmadi remarked that the Bali public’s compliance to wearing masks and maintaining a safe distance is viewed as having worked favorably.

“The obedience level of all districts in Bali has reached over 93 percent,” he noted.

Harmadi remarked that the districts of Klungkung and Gianyar had clocked below-average obedience levels in maintaining safe distance and wearing masks.

“However, we laud their obedience to the health protocols that we observed every day from monitoring the dashboard of behavioral change in Bali that is very good,” he stated.
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