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Badung Officials Have Started Distributing Covid-19 Vaccines To Pregnant Women

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 Officials from the Badung regional government have officially started to distribute Covid-19 vaccines to hundreds of pregnant women.

Badung Regional Secretary, Wayan Adi Arnawa confirmed that the program to distribute Covid-19 vaccines to thousands of pregnant women in Badung began on Thursday (18/8). “Today, the Badung regional government has officially started the vaccination program which aims to distribute Covid-19 vaccines to around 1,822 pregnant women in our region at the Mangusada Hospital, Kapal Badung. And we aim to vaccinate around 100 women each day.” Arnawa said on Thursday (18/8).

Officials from the Denpasar city government have announced that they plan to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine to thousands of local pregnant women in the near future.
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Several days prior, the Indonesian President had instructed multiple related ministers such as the Health Minister, Home Affairs Minister, and Maritime and Investment Coordinator Minister to make people in Bali who are pregnant women or have comorbid health issues a priority to receive the vaccine. As The Bali Sun previously reported, This program is expected to reduce Covid-19 transmissions on the island and was previously criticized by the central government during their inspection visit on Thursday (12/8).

Officials from Badung Health Agency have confirmed that the plan to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine to pregnant medical workers has been postponed.

Meanwhile the Obstetrician of the Mangusada Hospital, Dr. Sumardi explained that pregnant women are advised to receive the Covid-19 vaccine between 14 and 33 weeks of their maternity. “Pregnant women are advised to receive the vaccine when they reach 14 weeks.” Dr. Sumardi said. Badung officials will distribute the vaccine from Moderna, as it was believed to have a higher efficacy than the Sinovac vaccine. “They will feel a bit uncomfortable for the next two days post vaccination, as we use a vaccine from Moderna which has higher effectiveness to develop an immune system against Covid-19 once it’s injected to the body.” Dr. Sumardi concluded.

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Monday 23rd of August 2021

If y'all on here aren't moved to get vaccinated by the humanitarian argument, you should consider the self-interest one: if billions of people aren't vaccinated, the virus has billions of chances to mutate into something more infectious and more deadly. As long as infection is active worldwide, new variants will emerge.

Another example of anti-vaxxers need to look at. But then again you cannot reason with self entitled fanatics with facts.

MLE. Pietersz

Sunday 22nd of August 2021

Unfortunately it must be the whole Land of Indonesia have to get the vaccins and not just at Bali or Badung. The Tourist will be Dead when only at Bali & Badung got the vaccins; sorry but it doesnt work at all. Cause it will stay empty and lockdown 4along time like yrs before get normal again. And that is very bad 4 the business income of Indonesia unfortunately.


Monday 23rd of August 2021

@MLE. Pietersz,

As long as people are vaccinated, the international borders may open gradually for vaccinated smarter non essential travelers.

But then you can't fix stupid with those who are against vaccinations.

Wayan Bo

Sunday 22nd of August 2021

It seems that Papaya seeds don’t always avoid pregnancy.

Mike A

Sunday 22nd of August 2021

Another sad day for the Balinese people; harming future generations.


Monday 23rd of August 2021

@Mike A, how so?

Besides do you know what is actually going in the US Southern States? Young unvaccinated folks are getting hospitalized and dying. The hospitals are once again push to the limit with an already fragile healthcare infrastructure.

Mike A

Sunday 22nd of August 2021

Now the evidently want to make sure the future generations perish early. Sad, sad, Bali…