Vaccinating Asia: Grappling with myriad challenges on path towards Covid-19 immunity

Nobody said it was easy. No one ever said it would be this hard. Vaccination campaigns are in full force, but the roll-out is inching along at an excruciating pace. As with other regions in the world, Asia is grappling with myriad challenges on the onerous path towards Covid-19 immunity.

A healthcare worker prepares a Covid-19 vaccine dose during a mass vaccination drive for university lecturers in Medan, Indonesia, on March 29, 2021.
A healthcare worker prepares a Covid-19 vaccine dose during a mass vaccination drive for university lecturers in Medan, Indonesia, on March 29, 2021.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

SINGAPORE - Vaccinating the world against Covid-19 was never going to be an easy task to begin with.

But with many countries rolling out vaccination drives, the full scale of the difficulties in getting the job done has become increasingly apparent.

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