Officials from the Bali Health Agency plan to start distributing the third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by 2022.
The Head of the Bali Health Agency, Dr. Ketut Suarjaya, confirmed that the Bali provincial government will begin to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine boosters in 2022. Bali residents are required to join the program at their own expense.
“Bali residents need to prepare themselves for another jab of Covid-19 vaccine by next year, right after we finish our current vaccination program for senior citizens,” Dr. Suarjaya said on Friday (3/12).
Meanwhile, during the Health Business Gathering 2021, which was held in Nusa Dua on Friday, the Indonesian Health Minister, Budi Gunadi Sadikin, stated that despite the transmission of the Omicron variant in several different countries, authorities haven’t confirmed any single case in Indonesia.
Regardless, they increased restrictions at the border as a prevention step.
“Travel restrictions were increased to protect our borders from Omicron variant. The quarantine time for interntional travelers was even extended to 10 days,” Dr. Suarjaya added.
However, Suarjaya admitted that new Covid-19 cases were detected in schools, as the in-person learning started a few weeks ago. “Despite implementing strict prevention protocols and vaccination programs, some people have still contracted Covid-19 through schools, so we had to swab test everyone to prevent a surge in cases,” Dr. Suarjaya concluded.
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