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Bali Residents Disappointed As Authorities Have Ran Out Of The Sinovac Covid-19 Vaccine

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Residents in the Jembrana region were disappointed as authorities have run out of Covid-19 vaccines when they were scheduled to receive the second dose of Sinovac on Wednesday (4/8).

Several villages that were supposed to distribute the vaccine to residents on Wednesday such as Pohsanten, Budeng Perancak and Yehembang village had to postpone their schedule as they await another shipment of the Sinovac vaccine.

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    All the residents who came to the vaccination site were disappointed when they got sent home to wait for another appointment to complete their vaccination. Meanwhile the Head of the Jembrana Health Agency, I Gusti Bagus Ketut Oka Parwata admitted that the region has been running out of Covid-19 vaccines since Monday (2/8).  “We postponed the distribution of the Sinovac vaccine to public residents in some of our villages in Jembrana because we are prioritizing children from the age 12 to 18 years old to receive the vaccine first.” Parwata said.

   However, Parwata ensured that those people will receive the vaccine in the near future as the Bali provincial government has just confirmed that they will deliver 15,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine on Thursday (5/8). Parwata also said that Jembrana has distributed the vaccine to 88% of residents. “88% of our targets were already vaccinated, but I still want to remind the remainder of people to voluntarily visit the nearby vaccination site in their areas to achieve herd immunity in the Jembrana region.” Parwata concluded.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

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Sunday 8th of August 2021

Can the Balinese people get a different vaccine than Sinovac? What about astrazenica, that is effective against the virus.


Thursday 12th of August 2021

@Marg, Australia has the lowest vaccination rate among the OECD countries. Astra Zeneca was put on the back burner. Delta is surging,a combination of Pfizer and Astra Zeneca are on the table to speed up the vaccination process. Whatever works.

Many on Java are vaccinated with Astra Zeneca in May. And phase two in August and September respectively. That's just how it works...Pure luck.

Moderna and more astra Zeneca will be on the roll out besides Sinovac. Hopefully Bali will also get a share but Sinovac is what's available...


Tuesday 10th of August 2021

@Marg, Correct

Wayan Bo

Sunday 8th of August 2021

They are some country’s that decide to order behind another vaccines also Sinofarm vaccine. - However this vaccine as well as Sinovac and Sputnik V vaccines are not approved by EMA (European Medical Association) and by US FDA (Federal Drug’s Administration). - Perhaps EU, especially Germany could donate some vaccines because they are trashing many of them because of soon ending use by dates. Also a overstock of AstraZeneca vaccines is well known. They have already placing orders for 2023.


Sunday 8th of August 2021

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