It is in India that Covid-19 Vaccine hesitancy at the lowest level: Survey

According to a new survey,  it comes to light that only 7 percent Indian adults are currently hesitant to getting inoculated against Covid, the lowest vaccine hesitancy level in the country so far.

The study conducted by the online community platform LocalCircles received 12,810 responses from citizens -- 67 percent men and 33 percent women -- across 301 districts. It sought to understand from unvaccinated citizens their reasons for not taking the jab and their plan on getting inoculated. As many as 42 percent of respondents were from tier 1, 27 percent from tier-2 and 31 percent from tier 3, 4 and rural districts. India has an adult population of 94 crore, and approximately 68 crore have already taken at least one dose of the Covid vaccine.

The responses suggest that overall 46 percent of the unvaccinated citizens plan to take their first dose soon, said Sachin Taparia, the founder of LocalCircles said. There were, however, 27 percent of citizens who do not plan to take the vaccine yet as they are not convinced whether the currently available ones provide enough protection from the current and future variants of coronavirus, he said. These 27 percent are what can be classified as hesitant population, he said.


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