Vaccination drive: A better communication strategy, using social media and celebs, is needed to assuage young adults’ fears | #socialmedia | #children


In Mumbai, Juanita John, who plans to take her family doctor’s advice about whether to take the vaccine, says she has heard the same.

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But not everyone is as keen. Jash Jain, 18, who is currently prepping for medical entrance exams, says, “My grandfather, who has taken his first shot, told me to register. But I’m not planning to.” Jain says he is not convinced about the safety of the vaccines.

When registrations for vaccinating all adults against Covid-19 open on April 28, Mumbai-based college student Poojan Shah will be among those trying their luck. “I’ll be registering as soon as the portal opens,” says the 19-year-old. “I feel that if as many people as possible take the vaccine, it will be better, and this pandemic can get over faster.”

But not everyone is as keen. Jash Jain, 18, who is currently prepping for medical entrance

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