Maharashtra’s Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope said there was reluctance to take coronavirus vaccines in Muslim-dominated areas, and the government will take help from Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to convince people to take the vaccine.
Maharashtra leads the way in terms of the number of vaccines given, but in some areas the vaccination rate is low, Tope said, speaking to reporters here on Monday. “There is still hesitation in the Muslim majority areas. We have decided to use Salman Khan and religious leaders to convince the Muslim community to get vaccinated,” he said. Religious leaders and film actors wield great influence and people listen to them, âhe added. More than 10.25 crore vaccine doses have been administered in the state so far, and by the end of November, all eligible people will have received at least the first dose. third wave of viral infection, Tope said, according to experts, that the pandemic has a seven-month cycle, but due to large-scale vaccination, the next wave would not be serious.
People should follow the COVID safety protocol and get vaccinated, he added.
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