Health Ministry Says Indonesia at High Risk of Poliovirus Spread

Jakarta – Dr. Maxi Rein Rondonuwu, DHSM., MARS, director widespread of ailment prevention and manipulate on the Health Ministry, said that Indonesia has a excessive hazard of poliovirus unfold because of low polio vaccination insurance.


“If we examine 30 provinces and 415 districts and towns, all of them fall into the standards of excessive hazard due to the fact their polio vaccination insurance is low. So, Indonesia runs a excessive hazard of polio brilliant occurrence (KLB),” he stated at a web press conference, which became observed from Jakarta on Saturday.


Indonesia is presently the use of a bivalent oral polio vaccine (BOPV) for polio immunization, he noted. The oral vaccine, that is used to save you kind 1 and a pair of polioviruses, wishes to be administered 4 instances at an c language of 4 months


The vaccine then wishes to be administered in mixture with the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) withinside the shape of an injection. A booster vaccine wishes to be furnished to youngsters on the age of nine months together with the measles or rubella vaccine, he informed.


However, OPV4 and IPV vaccination insurance is highly low. In 2020, the vaccination insurance stood at 86.eight percentage for OPV4 and 37.7 percentage for IPV. In 2021, OPV4 insurance fell to 80.2 percentage, even as IPV insurance rose to 66.2 percentage.


Therefore, the authorities need to paintings tough to attain the goal of the kid immunization program, he added.


He stated a polio case became detected in Aceh in November 2022 due to the fact the OPV4 and IPV polio vaccination applications did now no longer paintings for 4 consecutive years in districts and towns withinside the province.


The lively involvement of the Family Welfare Movement (PKK) and nearby governments will growth polio immunization insurance, he added.

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