Bali authorities have started distributing Covid-19 vaccines to farmers in some of the rice field areas in Payangan, Gianyar.
The Head of the Payangan Police Department, AKP I Putu Agus Ady Wijaya confirmed that the program to distribute Covid-19 vaccines in the rice field was initiated as the majority of the farmers in Payangan spend most of their time working in their fields. “The majority of Payangan’s residents are farmers, so we directed our officers to the rice field and farms to distribute the vaccine to them.” AKP Wijaya said Thursday (4/11).
AKP Wijaya also admitted that the number of unvaccinated senior citizens in Payangan is still considered high, as the majority of them were reluctant to receive the vaccine. “According to our data, most of the elderly people in our area were reluctant to join the vaccination program, so we had to come to their homes and their rice fields to check their health before distributing the vaccine on site.” AKP Wijaya added.
Meanwhile the Head of Payangan Clinics Technical Operation, Dr. Made Arisani explained that according to their investigation, the majority of senior citizens in Payangan haven’t received the vaccine due to physical illness and their reluctance to leave their farms. “We have successfully distributed the Covid-19 vaccine to a total of 115 people during this operation as we aim for herd immunity in our area in the near future.” Dr. Arisani concluded.
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