Denpasar city government has decided to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine from door-to-door to accelerate the vaccination program in their area.
The Spokesman of the Denpasar Covid-19 Handling Task Force, I Dewa Gede Rai said that the officials will start to distribute vaccines this way in three different areas of South Denpasar, including Sidakarya, Sesetan, and Panjer on Monday (5/4).
“Six points were spread out in those three main areas, and the vaccine will be distributed every single day in those areas,” Gede Rai said on Sunday (4/4).
The door-to-door vaccination program is aimed to distribute the vaccine to senior citizens, especially to those who are incapable of reaching the vaccination points due to their physical condition.
“Only 44% of senior citizens there received the Covid-19 vaccine, so we need to be more active to reach our target” Gede Rai added. Apart from the elderly, this program was also targeted to vaccinate teachers and merchants in those areas.
“Teachers and local merchants were also prioritized to receive the vaccine as they have contact with many people on a daily basis, so I urged all teachers and merchants who live in those areas to come to the nearby vaccination points and register themselves by showing their ID” Gede Rai concluded.
Meanwhile, Gede Rai targeted distributing the vaccine to around 1,200 residents each day while running this program.