48% Indian parents unwilling to send their children to school without vaccination
A survey across India has revealed that about 48% of parents are not willing to send their children to schools fearing Covid infection and want their children vaccinated before sending them to school.
A survey among over 32,000 parents from 361 districts has revealed that about 48% of parents are unwilling to send their children to schools without vaccination fearing spread of Covid infection.
The survey was done by local circles, an online platform to gather parents' opinions, in which these factors have come to light.
In the survey, about 30% parents have expressed that if the concerned district reports zero Covid cases and all the children are vaccinated, they will have no objection in sending them to schools.
The survey was done in tier 1 to tier 4 districts in different states of the country.
Survey report gained significance as Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya recently said that vaccination for children would begin soon and the Ministry had hinted at vaccination for children from August.
In 2020 March, all schools and colleges were shut following lockdown and it continued despite the unlocking of lockdown. While some states started partially reopening and allowed physical classes, but due to the second wave, institutions were again suspended.
As the cases now have dipped, schools in many states like Madhya Pradesh, UP, Gujarat, Haryana and Maharashtra have begun but not to full capacity.
In coming weeks, states like Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh are likely to reopen their schools.
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