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Inclusive COVID-19 Vaccination Service for Persons with Yayasan Bhakti Senang Hati, HDWI, and DPC Gerkatin Gianyar

To ensure that vulnerable groups of people can be protected from COVID-19, the Australian Government, through the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Health Resilience (AIHSP) in collaboration with Save the Children and the Yayasan IDEP held an Inclusive COVID-19 Vaccination at Yayasan Bhakti Senang Hati along Indonesian Association of Women with Disabilities (HDWI), and DPC Movement for the Welfare of Deaf Indonesia (Gerkatin) Gianyar.

This activity was positively welcomed by one of the vaccine participants. Sang Ayu Nyoman Puspa, Yayasan Bhakti Senang Hati secretary, explained that they are very open to positive activities involving them.

She sees that vaccines are essential, considering the many activities that require them to deal with society. At  Yayasan Bhakti Senang Hati itself, it requires that every member be vaccinated.

“Twenty people who live here have been vaccinated, and indeed a vaccine is required because apart from being in the community, sometimes there are visits. We are here to open a restaurant, so there are friends who cook. And also we cooperate with travel. There are various local and foreign tourists, so like it or not, we communicate with them, so they are vaccinated and safe,” she said.

Gede Agung Yudha, the representative from the Gianyar Health Office, also explained that the holding of this vaccine was beneficial, especially for friends with disabilities who cannot go to health services or health facilities, “This activity is excellent, maybe in the future, there will be more activities like this,” he explained.

Inclusive COVID-19 Vaccination at Yayasan Bhakti Senang Hati

There were around 20 people with disabilities who received the Pfizer and Sinopharm vaccines for dose three and the second booster. “I noted there were only two people who received dose 3. Most of them were second booster,” he continued.

Dr. Alit Artini, who is in charge of carrying out health checks for participants who will do the COVID-19 vaccine, explained that the activities have been smooth so far. “At here, all participants generally have good endurance,” she said.

Article & Photo: Rodearni © IDEP Foundation