53% of Indians uncertain about taking the Covid vaccine: survey

New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANSlife) More than 50% of India’s population has expressed caution about taking the vaccine against the virus, according to a new survey.

‘The GOQii Covid-19 ?? The Way Forward ‘survey was conducted with around 11,000 respondents to understand the openness to take the vaccine, the perception on government measures to fight Covid-19, possible future measures including a blockade.

It revealed that 53% of the population is unsure about getting the Covid vaccine.

He added that 43% of them are unsafe and will only make a solid opinion after the first results on the effectiveness of the vaccine, while 10% are adamant about taking the vaccine as of now.

On an optimistic note, 47% of respondents said they are willing to take the vaccine and wait for it.

Women are more cautious than men with 48% of the male population willing to get vaccinated while female availability is around 42%.

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With age, willingness to take the vaccine decreases. Adults (45-60) and seniors (60+) are not as ready as the younger age groups. This could be due to concerns about complications after taking.

Vishal Gondal, founder and CEO of GOQii, said: “The World Health Organization is cautiously optimistic that safe and effective vaccines for Covid-19 will soon be successfully developed. There is a solid pipeline of potential vaccines underway. of development, and some have already advanced to the next stage. The Indian government has taken several steps from implementing the blockade to announcing a package of aid of Rs 1.7 crore lakh to the medical industry for rapid improvement of tests among many others. There are different types of initiatives that the government, at central, state and local levels, is working on. We at GOQii commend the efforts various organizations have made to help the world overcome these difficult times. public opinion may vary, the important thing to note is that preventive health care is the only way forward, as strengthening immunity and staying healthy is the best option and the only viable one in the midst of a feared pandemic “.

According to the study, 50% of respondents believe central government initiatives have been effective in curbing the spread of Covid-19 while 25% of people surveyed believe state government initiatives have been effective. Only 22% of citizens recognize local government efforts in terms of effectiveness.

Furthermore, 66% of the population surveyed believe that opening the lockdown slowly is the way forward, while 34% believe that a full lockout should be reintroduced. 25% have a positive opinion on the current partial blockade and think it should continue in a similar way. While 31% want things to return to normal but only gradually, where the payback will be loosened with a lot of caution and monitoring the numbers. 10% of people said that there should be no restrictions and that things should get back to normal.

-IANI

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