To win this war against COVID-19, we have to ensure that everyone who is eligible gets vaccinated. Many people are still not taking the vaccine as there has been a lot of misinformation surrounding the vaccines and their development.

To raise awareness among the people and debunk the myths related to vaccinations, Save the Children initiated the COVID 19 Vaccination Awareness Campaign in Kukshi and Manawar Blocks of Dhar District in Madhya Pradesh. This drive is being held in collaboration with District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) and Panchayat Raj Department.

Sh. Rahul Chauhan SDM, Manawar, said, “In this ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, there is a great need to create awareness about vaccination. I am glad that Save the Children is running the Vaccination Awareness Campaign. Through this effort, we will be able to motivate the community to get vaccinated.” 

This campaign will cover 250 villages and will reach to more than 15,000 community members. Sh. Rahul Chauhan, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, flagged off the Campaign in Manawar. In Kukshi, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate of that region Sh. Vivek Kumar flagged off the van that will go to the various villages and play a pre-recorded messages that will explain the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccination.           

Sh. Sachin Dube, Member of District Child Welfare Committee, said, “This campaign will help overcome the misconceptions about vaccination and raise awareness on COVID-19. This campaign will reach the digitally dark rural areas and be effective in behaviour change and increase uptake of the vaccine.” 

Children at the Centre of COVID’s Second Surge – Your Support Matters

As the Coronavirus tsunami sweeps cities and towns across India, the vulnerable children who already grappled with issues like lack of education and healthcare, compromised safety and abuse, are at a high risk of suffering even more. The pandemic threatens to reverse the gains made for children and jeopardizes their future gravely.

Save the Children is geared up to respond to this unprecedented emergency and will be reaching 1 million children and their communities. Our response will cover providing Oxygen Support, COVID Care Kits, Hygiene Kits, Food Baskets, Education Support, Livelihood Support and Psycho-social Counselling. We cannot do this alone. Help us reach those in real need by making a contribution DONATE NOW.

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