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June 16, 2021

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Working carefully with states to handle vaccine hesitancy: Govt

Amid media stories alleging ‘vaccine hesitancy’ amongst well being staff in rural areas, the Union Well being Ministry on Friday mentioned it’s working carefully with states and union territories to handle the problem.
The federal government of India has been supporting the efforts of states and UTs for an efficient vaccination drive below the ‘Entire of Authorities’ method since January 16 this 12 months, it mentioned.
There have been sure media stories alleging ‘vaccine hesitancy’ in rural areas amongst well being staff, the ministry acknowledged.”It’s knowledgeable that vaccine hesitancy is a globally accepted phenomenon and ought to be addressed by scientifically finding out and addressing the problem on the neighborhood stage,” Ministry mentioned in an announcement.
Holding this in thoughts, a ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Technique’ masking particulars on vaccine hesitancy was shared with all states and UTs at first of the COVID-19 vaccination drive.
This technique was additionally shared with mission administrators of the Nationwide Well being Missions of all states on January 25 as a part of the orientation of state immunisation and IEC officers on COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Technique.
All states and UTs are following the identical and adopting the technique as per the native requirement, the assertion mentioned.
A number of IEC supplies and prototypes for all media print, social and digital have been ready and shared with the states for appropriate adaptation at their stage.
The Union Ministry of Well being is working carefully with all states and UTs in addressing the problem of vaccine hesitancy frequently.
Additional, it has communicated to all states and UTs to create consciousness in tribal communities by way of IEC supplies on COVID-19 vaccines and COVID acceptable behaviour, the assertion added.
The ministry can be working in shut coordination with the Ministry of Tribal Affairs on this regard, it acknowledged.

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