A medical worker administers a vaccine to a boy during a polio immunisation campaign in Indonesia. Photo: AP
A medical worker administers a vaccine to a boy during a polio immunisation campaign in Indonesia. Photo: AP
Indonesia

Polio in Indonesia paralyses boy, sparks mass vaccination campaign

  • Virus was first detected in October in a 7-year-old boy suffering from partial paralysis in the province of Aceh near Sigli, prompting mass immunisation
  • Vaccine efforts hampered by false rumours it contains pork or alcohol, prohibited by Muslim beliefs, plus government prioritising Covid-19 vaccinations

A medical worker administers a vaccine to a boy during a polio immunisation campaign in Indonesia. Photo: AP
A medical worker administers a vaccine to a boy during a polio immunisation campaign in Indonesia. Photo: AP
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