Following days of shortage in supply, Bali provincial government has received a large shipment of Sinovac vaccines. The shipment will be distributed in four regions, yet the island is still running low on supply to cover all regions.
157,200 doses of Covid-19 vaccines landed in Ngurah Rai Airport on Saturday (1/5) after being transported with Garuda Indonesia Airlines, GA 402 from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta.
After arriving at the airport on Saturday morning at around 9:52 am, the vaccines were immediately transported to the storage in Denpasar.
The Branch Manager of Tempo Scan Pacific Ltd, Stephanus Ceno, the company that distributed the vaccine, explained that the 157,200 doses of Sinovac vaccines weighing around 367,8kg that arrived were transported to two different places in Denpasar, including Tempo Scan’s storage on Jalan Nangka and Kimia Farma’s storage in Renon.
“We’re responsible to distribute the vaccine to four different regions of Bali such as Badung, Tabanan, Jembrana, and Buleleng in near future,” Ceno said.
Meanwhile, the Spokesman of Bangli Covid-19 Handling Task Force, I Wayan Dirgayusa admitted that the vaccine distribution in seven appointed green zones in the Bangli region was forced to stop due to lack of supply from the central government recently.
“We need at least 20,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines in our area, but we have to wait until the vaccines are available again,” Dirgayusa said.