Denpasar officials have confirmed that the city will achieve herd immunity in the near future as 65% of their residents have been vaccinated.
The Spokesman of the Denpasar Covid-19 Handling Task Force, I Dewa Gede Rai said that Denpasar city only needs a few more weeks to achieve herd immunity. “From a total of 725,314 residents in Denpasar, we need to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine to at least 507,720 of them (70%) to achieve herd immunity in accordance with the standards from WHO, and we’re almost there.” Gede Rai said on Wednesday (9/6).
He explained that Denpasar has distributed the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine to 333,388 people (65.66%), while 166,897 (32.87%) of them have completed the vaccination program as of Wednesday (9/6). He’s optimistic that Denpasar will achieve the herd immunity by July or August this year, he’s also sure that Denpasar still has enough vaccine supply to complete this program.
Gede Rai said that he has been cooperating with several elements of society such as religious leaders and ethnicities to support the vaccination program in Denpasar, while providing enough vaccination sites across the city. “So far, we are quite successful in reaching every element of our society to support the vaccination program, so this program is expected to finish by the end of this summer.” Gede Rai concluded.