Rabies is endemic in Indonesia and has been reported in 26 provinces of the country. Efforts are continuing to eliminate rabies. To protect affected communities, vaccination campaigns are being organised with the support of the Veterinary Services, local authorities, Australian government and WOAH.
In 2023, 400,000 doses have been delivered by the Australian government. 200,000 doses to Bali and the other 200,000 doses to West-Timor. The vaccines will contribute to the achievement of herd immunity in the dog population.
The vaccines were procured through WOAH vaccine bank.
On the occasion of World Rabies Day 2023 in Indonesia, a video produced by WOAH was displayed to emphasise the vaccination campaigns undertaken to eliminate rabies.