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Covid-19 vaccination: Fear, myths & rumours inject vaccine hesitancy

Govts, NGOs and corporations try to get fence-sitters to take the jab

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Coronavirus Vaccine | Vaccination | Vaccine

Sohini Das & Ruchika Chitravanshi  |  Mumbai/New Delhi 



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Even as India administered a re­cord 8 million-plus Covid-19 doses on June 21, up 2.5 times the weekly average of 3.2 million daily shots, pockets of hesitancy continue to exist. While many fence-sitters may eventually opt for the jab, for now, fear, myths and lack of awareness are keeping some from getting vaccinated. According to a few estimates, 17-18 per cent of eligible Indians are reluctant to take the shot.

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First Published: Sun, June 27 2021. 23:21 IST

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