DENPASAR, Bali (BPN) – Bali started the first phase of Covid-19 vaccination for tourism actors on Saturday (27/2/2021). Deputy Governor of Bali Tjokorda “Cok Ace” Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati said that the vaccination for tourism actors is one of the important solutions in overcoming the pandemic and accelerating the recovery of Bali’s tourism and economy.
“Today is a historical day where vaccinations for tourism actors have begun. With various efforts taken, namely, vaccination, tracing, testing and treatment as well as discipline in implementation health protocols, we all hope that the pandemic will end soon and tourism will revive,” he said at the vaccination site at BNDCC, Nusa Dua, Badung.
Meanwhile, the Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, hoped that through this vaccination for tourism actors, Bali will win the world’s trust towards the efforts to handle the pandemic.
Besides, he continued, the authorities will continue to carry out 3 T (tracing, testing, treatment) and encouraging the implementation of the Free Covid Corridor for tourists.
“We can see the high enthusiasm of tourism actors for the vaccination. This shows our collective commitment to immediately tackle this pandemic, we will continue to do this gradually and sustainably so that together, we will be able to overcome this pandemic,” he said.
The first phase of the vaccination targeted around 5000 tourism workers, public transportation, and Grab driver-partners, which will be carried out in stages over the next five days.
The Vaccination is carried out by implementing strict health protocols where vaccine recipients must register, undergo screening, then vaccine injection.
After receiving the vaccine injection, it is followed by 30 minutes of observation to the participants and at the end, the vaccine participants will receive a certificate as proof that they have received the first phase of the Covid 19 vaccine.