In continuation of its efforts to aware people about the importance of vaccination Ehsaas international in collaboration with Kupwara Action Group and Goonj conducted Covid vaccination awareness programs in several rural villages of kupwara. As the vaccination programme has been launched to vaccinate the people against covid infection there are various misunderstandings among the people about the authenticity and various myths related to covid vaccine. Dr Arthi, MD internal Medcine with specialisation in Geriatics from USA talked in detailed about the importance of vaccination and how it’s effective in bring down the risk of getting covid infection.
During the interactive sessions local residents shared their apprehensions and myths related to the process of vaccination which were thoroughly answered and explained by the Dr Arthi. Most prominent and common myth among the people was related to infertility in both men and women, which was cleared that there is not any research based scientific evidence in this and it is just a rumour.
Ehsaas international in its two days outreach program conducted awareness programs at Panzgam Harie and warsun villages in which the local residents, PRI repsentatives, ASHA workers, ICDS workers and Health officials of CHC Kralpora participated. All the participants were sensitised to aware and encourage more people in their respective areas to go for vaccination. Covid Kits containing general medicines, Masks and hand sanitizers donated by Goonj were also distributed during the awareness sessions. Dr Mir Abid talked in detail about the adoption Covid appropriate behaviour, SOPs and use of Covid kits.
It has been observed that there is reluctance among the public and lot of misinformation about the Covid vaccination, so to address and clear the misinformation among the public we earlier organised several sessions in various districts and here in kupwara we organised several outreach programs in rural villages to aware people to go for vaccination and don’t believe in rumours and myths said Kifayat Hussain coordinator Ehsaas international.