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Tourism Minister Plans Drive-Thru Vaccination Services In Bali

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Indonesian Tourism Minister, Sandiaga Uno reviewed potential locations as drive-thru facilities for COVID-19 vaccination in Bali.  Sandiaga said that the in-vehicle process is a concrete form of innovation and has been tried in the United States. “We’ve discussed the details of this program, and I hope we can start this program in the near future,” said Sandiaga on Thursday (25/2).

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After inspecting Waterbom Kuta as a potential venue, Sandiaga said that the process of vaccination will be relatively quick, as the medical staff will observe individuals’ health condition before they receive the jab, taking around 30 minutes total.

“The concept would be for them to park the car and receive the injection as the Health Ministry has requested,” Sandiaga added. 

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He’s also optimistic that this program will accelerate the vaccination program in Bali before the border reopens.

Additionally, Sandiaga believes the Waterbom Kuta is the best location candidate for the vaccination program as it contains a large space, allowing people to carry out physical distancing during the process. 

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Meanwhile the President Director of Waterbom Kuta, Sayan Gulino admitted that he recommended this venue to the Tourism Minister as his contribution to helping the government accelerate the vaccination process. “It’s so sad to see the situation these days, so I offered this place because it has easy access to both the airport and hospital,” Gulino said.

Apart from Kuta, Sandiaga also plans to provide the same facility in other tourism areas in Bali such as Nusa Dua, Ubud, Sanur, and Nusa Penida.

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Paul W

Sunday 28th of February 2021

Well done Bali. Planning mass vaccination program and not hesitating to get Indonesians protected and safe to try and resume life to normality. Close your ferry ports and open for tourists with one route in and out through your airport. Giving Complete control over vaccinated people living on , working and visiting your wonderful Island.

Randy

Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

@Paul W, You are asking to close the ferry ports, that's an impossible scheme. It's the life line between Java and Bali regardless who's crossing. Do you think that closing the brooklyn bridge connecting the burroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn is also a smart idea? Just saying...

Everyone should at least get vaccinated and those anti-vaxxers need to get their heads examined.

Christine Bagnall

Sunday 28th of February 2021

I certainly hope the locald don't hide. Lots of them don't believe in the vaccination. No vacination no tourists.

Randy

Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

@Christine Bagnall, Come again. Anti-vaxxers in Bali is unheard of. If they do not believe it is because of poor awareness or learning from conspiracy theories fed by foreign news. Nonetheless, will you get vaccinated wherever you may be perhaps by a different available vaccination other than what Indonesians will receive. So far no one has died from receiving the approved vaccination in Indonesia. The rollout in Jakarta from learning on the news is well organized more than I can tell in any developed nations.

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