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Kyrgyzstan: Doctors Alarmed as Parents Shun Vaccination

Parents in Kyrgyzstan increasingly turn away from vaccinations. (Photo: David Trilling)

Aisha, a mother of five, takes her seven-month-old son Ismail with her when she’s out and about in Bishkek. They often travel by crowded minibus. She has refused a doctor’s entreaties to get her infant basic vaccinations, and she’s not worried he could catch a cold or a more serious infection, such as measles or whooping cough, from the other passengers because “everything happens by God’s will.”

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Kyrgyzstan: Doctors Alarmed as Parents Shun Vaccination

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