Bali completes 1st phase of COVID-19 vaccination target

File photo of a health worker preparing to inject the COVID-19 vaccine in Indonesia. Photo: Ministry of Health
File photo of a health worker preparing to inject the COVID-19 vaccine in Indonesia. Photo: Ministry of Health

Over 3.4 million people in Bali have gotten their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, official data shows, which translates to the province completing the first phase of its vaccination target.

Bali is second only to Indonesia’s capital Jakarta when it comes to vaccination rates, and appears well on its way to fully vaccinate its target population soon. As of Nov. 7, nearly 3 million people have been fully vaccinated in Bali, according to data from the Health Ministry. The number amounts to about 87 percent of the province’s vaccination target. 

While the vaccination target has been reached for public servants and health workers, Bali still has some ways to go when it comes to elderly people and the general public, as rates for the two groups are still below 60 percent. 

Denpasar city and Badung regency have the highest number of people fully vaccinated, at nearly 700,000 and more than 451,000, respectively. These are currently the only regions in Bali that have reached their vaccination targets. 

The COVID-19 situation in Bali has gradually improved since the mid-year major surge triggered by the Delta variant, with officials reporting 11 new cases and one death yesterday.

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