A health worker prepares a dose of a Sinovac Covid-19 jab at a car park in Manila. In the Philippines, 68 per cent of people are either uncertain or unwilling to take vaccines, a polling company found. Photo: EPA-EFE A health worker prepares a dose of a Sinovac Covid-19 jab at a car park in Manila. In the Philippines, 68 per cent of people are either uncertain or unwilling to take vaccines, a polling company found. Photo: EPA-EFE
A health worker prepares a dose of a Sinovac Covid-19 jab at a car park in Manila. In the Philippines, 68 per cent of people are either uncertain or unwilling to take vaccines, a polling company found. Photo: EPA-EFE

How vaccine disinformation, hesitancy is undermining Southeast Asia’s virus response

  • People in some of the region’s Covid-19 hotspots like Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia are being swayed by the anti-vax movement
  • Southeast Asian countries are struggling with outbreaks of new variants, vaccine shortages, lagging vaccination rates and global isolation

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A health worker prepares a dose of a Sinovac Covid-19 jab at a car park in Manila. In the Philippines, 68 per cent of people are either uncertain or unwilling to take vaccines, a polling company found. Photo: EPA-EFE A health worker prepares a dose of a Sinovac Covid-19 jab at a car park in Manila. In the Philippines, 68 per cent of people are either uncertain or unwilling to take vaccines, a polling company found. Photo: EPA-EFE
A health worker prepares a dose of a Sinovac Covid-19 jab at a car park in Manila. In the Philippines, 68 per cent of people are either uncertain or unwilling to take vaccines, a polling company found. Photo: EPA-EFE
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