Jakarta, Nov. 25 -- Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin confirmed that the government will commence mass polio vaccination in Pidie area, Aceh, next week after polio cases surfaced in the area that was declared as an Extraordinary Event (KLB).

"Next week, we will come to Pidie to conduct mass polio vaccination," Sadikin noted in Jakarta, Friday.

The minister urged the public to increase the coverage of polio vaccination to prevent reappearance of the disease that had not occurred in Indonesia for a long time.

Sadikin noted that polio had resurfaced due to the low number of polio vaccinations recorded in several districts in Indonesia. The phenomenon was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that made people reluctant to go to public places....