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The first stage of the vaccination in Bali will be focused on government officials across the region.

The process is set to begin this Friday (15/1), however, the Mayor and Vice Mayor of Denpasar do not qualify for vaccination.

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

The Head of Denpasar Public Relation, Dewa Gede Rai explained that local government officials in Denpasar will join the vaccination program this week.

“Government officials such as the Head of Military, Head of Police Department, Senator and Head of Denpasar Disaster Management will be top priority, but they need to get through a medical examination before taking the shot” said Gede Rai on Wednesday (13/1). 

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Meanwhile Gede Rai said that the Mayor of Denpasar, Rai Mantra, and the Vice Mayor of Denpasar, Wawali Jayanegara, are not qualified to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as they both once tested positive with the virus.

Rai Mantra was confirmed positive in December 2020, and Jayanegara in June 2020.

During an interview with the Head of Bali Health Agency, Dr Ketut Suarjaya said that the Governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, will get the vaccine one day earlier than regional government officials.

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

 “The governor will get vaccinated tomorrow (14/1) at 8:30am” Suarjaya said.

The procedure will take place at Bali Mandara Public Hospital.

“When the vaccination process is finished tomorrow, the governor plans to do a press conference at 10:00am to share his experience” Dr Suarjaya added.

The vaccine supply has been produced by Sinovac in China.

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

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