Bali vaccination campaign launched from January 14 2021 at the Bali Mandara Hospital with Bali governor as first Balinese injected with the vacine after the Indonesian President Jokowi was injected with CoronaVac on live television on Wednesday January 14 th 2021, kicking off a national vaccination program. “Covid vaccination is important for us to break the chain of transmission of this coronavirus and provide health protection for all of us,” Mr. Joko said after getting his shot. Sulfikar Amir, an Indonesian associate professor of disaster sociology at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, said the latest results from Brazil were a cause for concern. Why doesn’t Indonesia wait for a better vaccine?” he asked. “My impression is that this is rushed and forced. Officials at the Butantan Institute in São Paulo said on Tuesday that a trial conducted in Brazil showed that the CoronaVac vaccine, made by the Beijing-based company Sinovac, had an efficacy rate just over 50 percent. That rate, slightly above the benchmark that the World Health Organization has said would make a vaccine effective for general use, was far below the 78 percent level according the New York Times.
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The Head of the Bali Provincial Health Office, Ketut Suarjaya announced the implementation schedule in accordance with directions from the Central Government. Bali itself has received 51,000 Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines. The first person to vaccinated in Bali wil be the Governor of Bali , before the Bali Police Chief, Chairman of the Bali District Court, director Sanglah General Hospital and all doctors and medical personnel in Bali after the officials and health workers are vaccinated the general public who meet the requirements will be next.
No punishment for vaccination refusal
According the Bali Provincial Health Office, Ketut Suarjaya. There are no fines for people who do not want to be vaccinated. Some local media reported that vaccination refusals could be punished with one year jail sentence
The Member of Commission IX of the Indonesian House of Representatives of the PDI-P Faction (PDIP) Ribka Tjiptaning firmly refuses to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
She affirmation it directly during the DPR Commission IX working meeting with Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin on Tuesday (12/11/2021). According to Ribka, no one has yet been able to confirm the safety of the Covid-19 Sinovac vaccine from a Chinese company .
Bali Province received first 31.000 Sinovac vaccines on Tuesday (5/1/2021) which was sent by truck. then 20 thousand more on Thursday (07/01/2021) at Denpasar Airport to have a total 51.000 vaccins present in Bali at present.
Bali vaccination campaign launched
Source : https://bali.tribunnews.com/