Fear of ‘vaccine death’ big stumbling block in Uttar Pradesh’s Covid vaccination drive
AGRA: After putting in two days of work at Nayi Basti in Mathura, with a population of about 15,000, health offi als could convince just 20 to get the Covid-19 vaccine. The reason? Many believed they would die if they got vaccinated. The vaccination drive in Uttar Pradesh’s rural areas has taken a hit and the reason is the proliferation of myths — that the vaccine reduces immunity, makes one sterile and, in the worst cases, kills.
“People at Nayi Basti were not ready to get vaccinated. They thought they would die if they did … We tried to convince them but managed to get just 20 on board on Tuesday and Wednesday,” said Dr Bhudev Singh, in charge of the Covid control unit.
Of the nearly 14 crore people in the state who are older than 18, just over 1.9 crore have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and only 35.3 lakh have received two. While many districts have started walk-in vaccination for those 45 and older, slots remain unbooked — fewer still in rural areas.
“People in rural areas are not aware of the benefits of vaccination. It is because of higher awareness in cities that places like Noida have higher vaccination rates than Kanpur or Bahraich,” UP state immunisation officer Dr Ajay Ghai said. “The hesitancy is higher in those 45 and older, and among Mus ms,” added Agra chief medical officer RC Pandey.
北方邦免疫官员Ajay Ghai博士说：“ 印度农村地区的人们不知道接种疫苗的好处。在城市中，人们的意识较高，像诺伊达，接种率比坎普尔或Bahraich更高。”阿格拉首席医疗官RC Pandey补充说:“45岁及以上人群的犹豫程度更高。”
Give the vaccine to the people who are willing to get it don't force anyone...I belive there are crores of people who are wiling to take but are not able to book a slot.
This is the misinformation drive carried out by re gious and po itical leaders. Such leaders must be made accountable and prosecuted.
Congratulations to Akhilesh Yadav and the people of his tribe, who have misused their position and gave such irresponsible statement to put a doubt about the safety of the covid-19 vaccines.
When you have opposition leaders like Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav and the paid media who spread fake news about the vaccines, then this was expected. Nowhere you will find such irresponsible leaders and the paid media who have harmed the nation in their hate for Modi.
Who Is Antonia Maino
really ,stupid people .
Why to force ? Just take their NOC that they did opt out of vaccination and Govt is not to be blame.
There're lot of uneducated Bhakts in UP. Not surprised.
Let them not take...it's ok to reduce our population
Surya Kant Agrawal
Only those willing should be vaccinated.
Thanks to Akhilesh Yadav, the ex CM has succesfully spread fear amongst people.
in mumbai/delhi people are desperate to get vaccinated but no vaccine?? these urban areas are the main victims of Covid and should be prioritised for vaccination.
Illiterates!!! They never evolved coz of Akhilesh, Pappu, Mayawati etc.
UP is ruled now by a person not known to believe in science- UP is in the hands of cows; it will be best to vaccinate the willing people and not forcing others- they will realise only when covid stroke them
Do not treat them for free, isolate them and charge them.
MANY INDIANS BELIEVE IN FALSE NEWS AND VOTES FOR THE VERY PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT THEM TO PROGRESS.
These illiteracy and foolishness of people from UP,Bihar,MP have given lots of ve for BJP.These people will come for vaccination if you give them false promises like employment," Ghee&Sugar for each home,Rs 50 Petrol,tallest temple ,rename the railway station,15 lakhs in each pocket .
JAYANTH V G
Just say that to boost immunity they have mixed viagara in the vaccines and see the result, you will find all from teen to Nineties standing in Q.
Good, let's not give it to them. Send it to other states. Illiterates are a burden on India.
come to Noida instead, ppl r struggling for second dose of covan and it's nowhere to be found
When the vaccine is not available, every body is blaming go nment . Once it will be available , the same people will not come forward to get it. Then third wave will come, and they will Start blaming Go nment again.