It turns out that the Covid-19 vaccine void is not only in the city of Denpasar. This condition is similar in the other districts of Bali.
This was admitted by the Head of the Bali Provincial Health Office, Dr. Ketut Suarjaya. Not much can be done regarding the low numbers of vaccine stock in Bali.
“Indeed, vaccine stocks are still empty,” he said when contacted by telephone on Thursday (29/4).
The lack of availability of this vaccine hinders the vaccination target in Bali, which is planned to be completed by a June – July target.
“It depends on the distribution of vaccines from the source/ central government. The vaccination teams are ready to work to achieve the target,” he said.
Previously, a number of hospitals in Denpasar had closed vaccination services. This is because of no vaccine supply in some of these hospitals including Wangaya Hospital, Bali Mandara Hospital, Bakti Rahayu and others.
At Puri Raharja Hospital an announcement was posted to temporarily halt vaccination services due to the lack of availability of the Covid 19 vaccine.
Head of the city of Denpasar Health Office, Ni Luh Sri Armini, confirmed that indeed several hospitals in Denpasar had run out of vaccines.
“It is true that it was empty. But this morning we distributed 2400 vaccines to several hospitals without stock,” she said on Thursday (29/4).
The 2400 doses distributed to a number of hospitals is indeed very small compared to the need. Armini could not comment on vaccine stocks specifically for the city of Denpasar.