General vaccine trends in India 13

inWeekly Update, COVID-19
Apr 14, 2021
  • Vaccine Tracker: India began the second phase of vaccination against the novel coronavirus on 1 March. According to the health ministry, 9.15 crore vaccine doses have been administered to beneficiaries in the country    

1. Common Misinformation:

  • An image going viral on social media claims that Covid-19 vaccination slots can be booked through WhatsApp is false  
  • video of the heavily crowded Mumbai CST Platform is being shared on social media claiming to be from yesterday 
  • Scammers are selling fake COVID-19 vaccination cards online    
  • Prashant Bhushan shared a paper with no scientific proof/backing on his public Facebook page which quotes, “The data suggest that facemasks are ineffective to block transmission of viral & infectious disease such as COVID-19” 
  • A claim going viral on the internet says that the risk of getting infected with coronavirus increases immediately after taking the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is false  

2. Over performing/common trends in the last week:

  • CrowdTangle Insights from the previous week- the post on why India is facing a vaccing shortage has overperformed by 55.32 times
  • The post on three women given rabies vaccine instead of COVID-19 jab in U.P. has overperformed by 48.43 times
  • The post on Bhutan vaccinates 93% of adults in 16 days has overperformed by 41.98 times
  •  The post onPrime Minister Narendra Modi takes his second dose of #COVID19 vaccine at AIIMS He received the first dose of Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN on March 1 has overperformed by 29.77 times

 3. On-ground surveys on COVID-19     

  • Survey by LocalCircles showed 77 percent of respondents willing to take the jab now, as against 38 percent in January
  • 56% support fast-track approvals for Pfizer, Moderna COVID vaccines: LocalCircles survey. LocalCircles, also found 18 percent of the respondents or someone in their social network failed to find a vaccine dose when they went for vaccination in the first 10 days of April  


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