The fourth shipment of Sinovac vaccines arrived at Ngurah Rai Bali Airport this morning carrying 130,000 doses to complete the second phase of the vaccination program in Bali.
The Air Force Commander of I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Colonel Pnb Reza R.R. Sastranegara confirmed that the vaccine arrived at 9:48 am from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta using Garuda Airlines GA-438.
“Today we received 130,000 doses of Sinovac vaccine. We are communicating with the police department in order to deliver the supply to the Health Agency” Colonel Sastranegara said.
Officers from Bali Air Force helped officials park the airplane at the nearest Base Ops so that the package could be easily relocated before being transported to the Health Agency.
Meanwhile the Head of Bali Health Agency, Dr. Ketut Suarjaya said that these vaccines will be distributed to complete the second phase of the vaccination program which is targeted to police, military, government officials, journalists, market vendors, tourism workers, and the elderly.
“We will first distribute the vaccine for residents in the Denpasar area, as it has the highest Covid-19 cases in Bali,” Dr. Suarjaya said.
He has estimated that a total of 600 thousand doses will have been distributed by end of phase two. The third phase of vaccine distribution will target all Bali residents.
“We plan to start distributing the vaccine to several medical facilities such as hospitals and clinics in the next two days, so they could begin the mass vaccination program,” Dr. Suarjaya concluded.