Religious objections, once used sparingly around the country to get exempted from various required vaccines, are becoming a much more widely used loophole against the COVID-19 shot.
The Health Department conducted the study as part of its activities to dispel misconceptions about Covid vaccines.
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Acute vaccine hesitancy has come to the fore in tribal pockets of Cuttack district with villagers for various reasons shying away from getting inoculated.
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The goal is to slowly win the tribals' trust in this form of medicine and avoid adverse events which can fracture this trust, they say.
The troops from the Balochistan Levies, a paramilitary force that assists police with law enforcement, have direct contact with the public, the official said.
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A group of eight people, including six men, gathered near a bus stand with 'Awaken Gujarat Movement' and 'Awaken Barodians' banners to spread the message against COVID-19 vaccination.
Modi spoke to residents of Dulariya village in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh and counselled them to take the vaccine amidst their doubts about the exercise.
Addressing a meeting of party general secretaries and in-charges of AICC in various states, she the party must ensure that vaccine hesitancy is overcome and wastage of vaccines minimised.
The court issued the notice to the IAF and central government and also directed the IAF not to take any coercive action against the petitioner till July 1.
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Street plays will also be organised across the country as part of the campaign, he said.
Even more worryingly, the daily vaccinations have been on a downward curve since June 14, a day when maximum Covid vaccine doses were administered this month.
If you do not get vaccinated, then this disease (coronavirus) will stay and anyone can get affected by it and become a 'superspreader', Rawat said.