Regional Outlook, Global Perspective

INDONESIA-HALF-HEARTED VACCINATION

INDONESIA-HALF-HEARTED VACCINATION
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Tempo-Sept 26

The recent low measles and rubella (MR) vaccination coverage rate has set the alarm bells ringing. The immunization program rolled out by the health ministry during the period August-September 2018 outside Java has only managed to cover 49 percent of the 32 million children targeted.  This is truly a worrying trend. Even 75 percent coverage can still result in 142,000 cases with almost 2,000 deaths. This abysmal result has the potential to bring about measles outbreaks across the country.

Read more at: https://en.tempo.co/read/news/2018/09/26/314921994/Heal-Hearted-Vaccination

First published in: Tempo

 

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