General vaccine trends in India- 31

Nanditha KalidossinWeekly Update, COVID-19
Aug 16, 2021
  • Vaccine Tracker: India began the second phase of vaccination against the novel coronavirus on 01 March 2021. According to the health ministry, as of 16 August 2021, 42.4 crore persons have been administered at least one dose of the vaccine

1.  Common Misinformation/Prevalence of Vaccine Hesitancy:

  • Fake COVID-19 vaccination certificates: To save their jobs, people who haven't taken their COVID-19 vaccine doses are seeking fake vaccination certificates as false proof
  • Fake COVID-19 vaccination cards worry college officials
  • Jacques Attali did not write about World’s depopulation through a pandemic
  • Fake news on central government’s decision that all schools and colleges will be closed till 30 September due to the COVID-19 third wave
  • Meghalaya CM concerned over vaccine hesitancy
  • Pregnant women avoiding COVID-19 vaccine due to fever fear: Doctor
  • Black market for fake vaccine certificates fuelled by Delta variant: Report

2. Success Stories/strategies to reduce hesitancy:

  • How a Jharkhand district overcame vaccine hesitancy
  • Vaccination drive has made heartening gains. Local governments must build on them
  • UP government joins India’s largest vaccine awareness drive
  • The Indian state of Kerala brings COVID-19 vaccines to migrant workers’ doorstep
  • India’s last-mile COVID-19 responders are leading the way to a just recovery
  • COVID-19: 'Doctors at your Doorstep campaign begins in Bengaluru
  • COVID-19: Chandigarh achieves 100% first vaccine dose target

3.  Overperforming/common trends in the last week:

  • CrowdTangle Insights from the previous week- the post on Nitish Kumar’s speech on what the Bihar government has done to deal with COVID-19 has overperformed by 67.65 times
  • The post on Ravi Dahiya’s comment that he dedicates his silver medal to the Corona warriors has overperformed by 61.11 times
  • The post on the emergency appeal to prioritize vaccination for the vulnerable especially people affected by leprosy owing to their inability to travel to the vaccination centres has overperformed by 374.00 times on Instagram

4.  On-ground surveys on COVID-19/Research studies on COVID-19 vaccines efficacy

  • 43.2% report discrimination against people infected with COVID-19: survey
  • 1st city-wide COVID-19 data analysis suggests massive undercounting of India's cases, deaths
  • Majority of citizens feel confident of India's preparedness for third COVID-19 wave: Survey
  • COVID-19 in India: Fourth ICMR survey results show 67.6 percent seropositivity
  • High incidence of diabetes, hypertension likely made India’s 2nd wave more fatal: Lancet report
  • Wedding loans on the rise in 2nd wave of COVID-19, shows survey
  • 90% Indian parents against sending unvaccinated kids to school
  • With antibodies in 15.6% of the population, Karnataka far from attaining natural immunity against COVID-19, reveals sero survey
  •  Herd immunity not a magic wand: Public Health Foundation of India
  • India Inc.’s primary healthcare experience is broken, 73% employees have no trusted primary care provider: Survey
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