I Putu Astawa, Head of the Bali Provincial Tourism Office, said that 100 percent of tourism workers there had been vaccinated against Covid-19. He said the vaccination program for tourism workers was an effective way to break the Covid-19 chain in the tourism sector.
As reported by ANTARA, previous programs related to Covid-19 prevention have been carried out, such as the application of health protocols in all aspects of the tourism business and verification of Cleanliness, Health, Safety, Environment (CHSE) in tourist destinations. Until now, there are 1,137 tourist facilities that have received CHSE verification.
Astawa appreciated the performance in the field, especially the Vaccination Task Force team who had worked optimally. He also said that the implementation of the vaccination by the Bali Tourism Office received appreciation from President Joko Widodo and the Minister of Home Affairs, Tito Karnavian.
“We express our appreciation to all implementers in the field, especially the Vaccination Task Force team who have worked optimally,”Astawa said as quoted by ANTARA.
Meanwhile, Agus Ketut Yoga Iswara, Head of the Vaccination Task Force, said that in designing a vaccination system for tourism workers, an application was initially created that was able to record the number of tourism workers to be vaccinated and ensure that they actually work in the tourism sector.
Then, the team launched a platform www.dispardabali-vaksin.com and managed to register 90,150 participants in just two weeks. With so many participants registering, registration is closed to avoid a shortage of vaccine stock. As is known, in February last year, the vaccine was still relatively rare.
It was reported that the team had vaccinated 50 times since February 2021. The vaccination consisted of 27 vaccinations for stage 1 and 23 times for stage 2.
Not to forget, Yoga is very grateful for the contributions of various parties, including the hotel who is willing to help implement the program vaccination.