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Expired Covid Shots Binned as Indonesia Eases Back to Normalcy

Vials of Covid-19 vaccine in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Vials of Covid-19 vaccine in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

Once precious Covid-19 vaccines, now expired, will be destroyed to make way for routine children’s immunizations in Indonesia as coronavirus worries ease.

“Our storage facilities are feeling the strain as they’re filled with expired doses,” Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said in a Tuesday briefing. “That’s especially as we have a new campaign to push for basic vaccination for children across the country.”