In order to be able to inoculate two-thirds of Bali population, this island still needs a shipment of around 3.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses.
As information, nearly 1.65 million people in Bali have received their first vaccine dose as of June 3, 2021. Bali started its mass vaccination program in mid-January, with the initial aim to wrap things up by June 30.
Data from Indonesia’s Health Ministry shows around 646,000 have gotten their second jab by this point.
Governor Wayan Koster said that the province has received shipments of about 2.7 million doses so far, and thus requires around 3.3 million more to reach its target of vaccinating at least 70 percent of its population of 4.32 million.
Bali Health Agency Chief, Ketut Suarjaya, said the province is conducting between 500 and 600 tests each day even when labs in the province have the capacity of testing about 2,500 samples daily, noting that tracing efforts have been particularly sub-par. He was quoted as saying that health authorities have only managed to trace back each COVID-19 case to eight or nine people, when the ideal number lies between 25 and 30.