One week into the vaccination drive for youngsters aged 6-11 in Bali, the province has managed to manage pictures to a mean of 25,000 youngsters per day — a fee that lags behind the provincial authorities’s aim.
The Bali Well being Company stated, as of Dec. 21, 108,204 individuals within the youngest age group have obtained their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine because the program launched on Dec. 15.
The provincial authorities initially focused a vaccination fee of 40,000 youngsters per day so as to full the primary spherical of jabs on 373,120 Balinese youngsters earlier than the tip of the 12 months.
“However the vaccination fee of 25,000 individuals per day continues to be excessive,” Bali Well being Company Head I Ketut Suarjaya stated.
The province intends on dashing up the vaccination fee so as to meet its aim, however it could face a scarcity of the Sinovac vaccine — the one vaccine accepted to be used on the age group — on the island.
Suarjaya stated that 100,000 doses of the vaccine have been shipped to Bali and is anticipated to reach at present, noting that the central authorities has been fast to fill potential gaps within the island’s vaccine provide.
Amongst all age teams, Bali has one of many highest vaccination charges in Indonesia.