As many as 230 tourism operators in West Lombok District, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province, received COVID-19 vaccine shots as an effort to develop a herd immunity against the new type of corona virus in Indonesia.
The vaccination campaign was organized by the West Lombok Tourism Office in cooperation with the local health office in Killa Senggigi Resort area, here on Saturday.
“As many as 130 operators received their second dose, while 100 got their first vaccine jab,” Head of the West Lombok Tourism Office Saepul Akhkam said.
The first dose of the vaccine aims to increase the antibodies, while the second dose amplifies the first dose so that the antibodies appear even stronger.
The vaccination campaign demonstrated that tourism in West Lombok Regency is ready to welcome guests, he remarked.
“With the government’s plan to start opening international flights to Bali in June-July 2021, it will definitely affect tourism on the island of Lombok,” he said.
He said that the COVID-19 vaccination would continue to be carried out until all 4,230 tourism workers in the district, are inoculated.
The tourism operators work in hotels, restaurants, travel agents, tour guide service, creative economy businesses and others.
The next vaccination activity will be for 1,000 tourism workers who will receive their first vaccine dose .
The West Lombok Administration recently launched the West Lombok Calendar of Events (CoE) 2021, as an effort to attract tourists to return to NTB.
The CoE 2021 include various events organized to promote Senggigi, Sekotong, Narmada traditional villages, among others.
Source: Antara News