Anti-vaccination groups can sabotage the Covid-19 war 3Anti-vaccination groups can sabotage the Covid-19 war 3

Asia is home to high vaccination rates.

However, controversy has continuously erupted in recent years.

`We try to find a safe and effective vaccine. But there will be theories spread, like vaccinations causing some ‘syndrome X’. The wave of rejection is not common. There are many.

The Covid-19 vaccine was tested at the quality control laboratory of Sinovac biotechnology company in Beijing.

A measles outbreak in the Philippines has infected more than 23,500 people and killed 339 people in just the first three months of 2019. The cause is believed to be due to the anti-vaccination wave.

In 2013, Japanese health authorities also decided to stop mandatory HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer after reports of side effects, including muscle pain and sleep disorders.

There are currently more than 100 Covid-19 vaccines in development.

Jerome Kim, head of the International Institute of Immunization in Seoul, said it was especially important to clearly communicate the safety measures taken during the trial, because the short duration could make the public wary.

`Basically, we will still apply previous regulations to ensure the vaccine is safe enough. We have at least a year of testing. This is a long time. Side effects develop quite quickly

In 2017, WHO paid special attention to false information and unfounded accusations that had a negative impact on vaccination campaigns in Japan and some other regions.

`As the Asian economy has grown stronger in recent decades, many people have the mindset of ‘catching up with the West’. Anti-vaccine as a consequence is expected to explode in the future. In fact,

Anti-vaccination groups can sabotage the Covid-19 war

Children in Quezon City, Philippines receive polio vaccine, October 2019.

Dr. Jerome Kim commented that the Internet makes it easy for the public to access false information.

According to Professor Auliya Suwantika, faculty of pharmacy, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia, many parents in this country believe that vaccination is not safe for young children, because they have read false news on the Internet.

However, convincing people to accept the use of vaccines is not as difficult as keeping up with the great demand of a community tired of the pandemic.

`They were excited, lining up in a circle waiting their turn,` she said.

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