Yntymak: The number of vaccination refusals doubled in Kyrgyzstan. Why is this dangerous?. The data journalists published a story about the alarming trend of falling vaccination rates across the whole country. They revealed through data that the most frequent reason for rejecting vaccinations is “religious belief.” However, religion by itself does not prohibit immunization.
The article discusses reasons for the low awareness about vaccinations and the potential high costs of the low rate of immunization in a society. The article inspired many discussions on Facebook between followers, who believe that the influence of Islam is a key factor in this issue.
The story was viewed more than 300 times on Yntymak’s website and received 7 likes and 20 shares on Facebook.