Officials from Denpasar city government begun vaccine distribution in Sanur on Monday (22/3). The campaign was spread across 12 locations in three villages in Sanur: Sanur Kaja, Sanur Kauh, and Sanur.
An official from Sanur Kauh, Kadek Jambyantara said that he targeted to vaccinate at least 100 residents from Banjar on Monday. “We targeted to vaccinate at least 100 residents today, 20 people each hour to carry out social distancing,” Jambyantara said.
During the first phase of vaccination, Jambyantara expects to complete the distribution in six days.
“We plan to finish the first phase of vaccination in six days, but we will extend it if necessary in order to vaccinate 1,200 of our residents” Jambyantara added.
He noted that all participants were enthusiastic to get vaccinated while supporting the government’s plans to reopen the border.
Meanwhile, the Head of Denpasar House of Representatives, I Wayan Mariyana Wandhira said that the government decided to distribute vaccines from AstraZeneca to the residents in Sanur despite the suspension of AstraZeneca vaccines in some countries after people suffered negative side effects.
“AstraZeneca vaccine was properly tested by our official drugs administration, and it was proven to be safe for distribution. But still, I urged the government to take the responsibility if people have some side effects post-vaccination” Wandhira said.
Wandhira also said that he plans to distribute the vaccine to the temporary residents in Sanur to achieve herd immunity as soon as possible.
Officials from Badung Health Agency decided to advance their vaccine distribution. “Previously, we planned to start the distribution at the beginning of April 2021, but we decided to change our plan and start the distribution on Monday in order to expedite the process to reopen our tourism sector to international tourists,” said the Head of Badung Health Agency, Dr. I Ketut Gunarta on Sunday (21/).