An official from the Intelligence Service Office (BIN) has urged the Tabanan regional government to accelerate the Covid-19 vaccine distribution before the vaccines expire.
The Head of the Bali BIN, Brigjen Pol Hadi Purnomo, stated that the Tabanan regional government was instructed to accelerate its Covid-19 vaccination program. This is because both the Sinovac and Astra Zeneca vaccines stored for their residents will expire by December 2021.
Purnomo supervised the vaccination program to ensure that all residents received a Covid-19 vaccine.
“The vaccine will expire by December, so I urge the local authority to accelerate the vaccine distribution. We don’t want them to go to waste, and they are also difficult to dispose of,” Brigjen Pol Purnomo said on Tuesday (14/12) in Tabanan.
The Bali BIN had previously received 13,600 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, but only 70 percent were distributed.
The Regional Secretary of Tabanan Region, I Gede Susila, confirmed that 95 percent of Tabanan residents had received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 88 percent have been fully vaccinated.
“The gap between those who received the first and second dose is around 7 percent. We’ve been tracking down those unvaccinated residents to reach our target faster,” Susila said. He ensured that that vaccination program in Tabanan would finish by the end of December 2021 as the office would focus on distributing the vaccine to elementary school children by January 2022.
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