Officials from the Tabanan Educational Agency have planned to vaccinate all elementary school students in the Tabanan, Bali region.
The Head of Tabanan Educational Agency, I Gusti Ngurah Darma Utama confirmed that the are collecting data of elementary school students in the Tabanan region, before the schools will begin distributing vaccines in the near future.
“We plan to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine to a total of 29,929 students between the ages of 6 to 11 years old, in 297 schools across the Tabanan region.” Utama said on Thursday (18/11).
Utama explained that he will communicate the program with the doctor from the Tabanan Health Agency in regards to the potential side effects of the vaccine that might occur in children.
“We have handed the data of the elementary school students that we collected to the Health Agency, so we will be ready when the government instructs us to start the vaccination program.” Utama added.
The Head of Tabanan Health Agency, Dr. Nyoman Susila confirmed that he has been in communication with the Educational Agency regarding the proper procedures in distributing the vaccine.
“We’ve received the names of the children that will receive the vaccine, but our medical workers are still focusing on distributing the vaccine to the adults at the moment.” Dr. Susila said.
Dr. Susila also claimed that Covid-19 vaccine is safe for children as majority are healthy without and disease or pre-existing conditions prior to the vaccination.
“We’re still waiting for further technical instructions from the Health Minister regarding this program, and in the mean time our target is still the adults who haven’t received their Covid-19 vaccine.” Dr. Susila concluded.
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