Misinformation about the coronavirus vaccine often includes fake news about the vaccines’ availability and efficacy
With the recent wave of Covid infections wreaking havoc around the country, it can often be difficult to hold out hope that things will get better soon. Extended periods of lockdown, isolation, and social distancing -- enforced on and off from March 2020 -- have also worn out the population, many of them now registering to get vaccinated and protect themselves.
So far, over 10 million people have registered for the Covid-19 vaccine as a part of the government’s vaccination program, which is without a doubt a commendable achievement. However, many have also mentioned that their initial reluctance to get the vaccine was often based on misinformation about both the virus and the vaccine.
Misinformation about the coronavirus vaccine often includes fake news about the vaccines’ availability and efficacy. It truly is remarkable to see people remaining informed about the current situation through various media channels, but perhaps that is not enough. It is also imperative that the government undertake mass awareness projects, especially outside the city, to ensure that the proliferation of any sort of fake or wrongful information is promptly nipped in the bud.
It is good to see the population’s increasing acceptance towards getting vaccinated against the raging virus, and with time, we inch towards the possibility of a safer future. Let us maintain the same energy when it comes to battling misinformation, and demand that the government also do more to ensure safer public health.