Bali’s Anti-Rabies Vaccine Shortage Raises Concerns Among Tourists And Locals

Dr. I Nyoman Gde Anom, head of the Bali Provincial Health Service, confirmed a shortage of anti-rabies vaccine (VAR) on the island. The shortage has been attributed to an increase in public awareness, leading more individuals to seek vaccination after dog bites.

“Due to heightened public awareness, more people are requesting the VAR vaccine following dog bites, which has led to the current low stock,” Anom stated. The health service is now awaiting additional supplies from the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes), with an estimated arrival by the end of November. It is planned that Bali will receive 100 thousand doses of VAR.

In the interim, Dr. Anom advises individuals

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