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.
Denpasar Mayor, IGN Jaya Negara confirmed that in accordance with the government’s instruction, Denpasar city government will start distributing the Covid-19 vaccine to around 12 thousand pregnant women in Denpasar. “Despite the current challenges, we still start distributing the Covid-19 vaccine to over 12,000 pregnant women across the city.” Jaya Negara said.
Jaya Negara explained that the city government will prepare a special vaccination site, to separate them from the regular public. “Pregnant women will receive the vaccine in a sterilized room, so it will be a different place from the regular public.” Jaya Negara added. Meanwhile the Head of Denpasar Health Agency, Luh Putu Sri Armini also confirmed that this program will be executed in the near future.
Apart from distributing the Covid-19 vaccine to pregnant women, Armini will also accelerate the vaccine distribution to Denpasar children from the age 12 to 17 years old. “We will also be more focused on distributing the Covid-19 vaccine to around 67,000 children in Denpasar by creating a school-based vaccination program.” Armini said. She claimed that the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine distribution to Denpasar children will be finished by the end of July 2021. “We hope that this program will make our children immune to this virus, especially before reopening in-person learning at our schools.” Armini concluded.