Mumbai: Maharashtra Public Well being Minister Rajesh Tope has mentioned there was hesitancy about taking anti-coronavirus vaccines in Muslim-dominated areas, and the federal government will take the assistance of Bollywood famous person Salman Khan to persuade folks to take the jab.
Maharashtra is main by way of the variety of vaccine photographs administered, however in some areas the tempo of vaccination is low, Tope mentioned, talking to reporters right here on Monday. “There’s nonetheless some hesitancy in Muslim-dominated areas. We have now determined to make use of Salman Khan and non secular leaders to persuade the Muslim neighborhood to take the vaccine,” he mentioned. “Non secular leaders and movie actors wield nice affect and other people hearken to them,” he added.
Over 10.25 crore vaccine doses have been administered within the state thus far, and by the top of November all eligible individuals may have obtained no less than the primary dose, the minister mentioned. About the potential for a 3rd wave of the viral an infection, Tope mentioned as per the specialists, the pandemic has a seven-month cycle, however as a result of large-scale vaccination, the following wave wouldn’t be extreme.
Folks ought to comply with the COVID security protocol and get vaccinated, he added.
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