Indonesia children at risk as COVID-19 disrupts vaccination drive

Health experts warn efforts to contain pandemic could lead to an increase in preventable but fatal childhood diseases.

More than 80 percent of inoculation programmes in Indonesia have been disrupted by COVID-19, and the government says it is trying to get them back on track, with the health ministry advising provinces on how to continue vaccinating, safely.

But even a brief pause in these essential programmes could put millions of children’s lives at risk.

Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports from Jakarta, Indonesia.