Haunted by unfounded fears about their fertility, British Indians are more likely to resist receiving the COVID-19 vaccine
This is despite a Public Health England report that people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 in England than whites. According to the 2011 census, British Indians are the largest minority group in the UK and make up 2.3% of the total population
According to reports, British Indians are more likely to resist receiving the COVID-19 vaccine due to unfounded fears about their fertility being spread incorrectly via social media.A Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) survey found that confidence in accepting the COVID-19 vaccine was among the lowest among Asian ethnicities, with only 55% of people likely to say yes to getting one.
This is despite a Public Health England report that people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 in England than whites.According to the 2011 census, British Indians are the largest minority group in the UK and make up 2.3% of the total population.The institute of 1928 set up a think-tank to continue the work of the original India League, which also released its report on the epidemic and vaccine uptake among the British Indian population.
It was found that 56% of British Indians were unwilling to take the vaccine or were unsure and when asked why they were unsure, the most common response was that they wanted more information.The founder of the institute, Dr. Nikita Ved and Kiran Kaur Manku spoke to Insider about the reasons behind the low vaccine uptake.
Ms Manku said: "What we saw through our focus groups was that many men and women who cannot afford the vaccine have concerns that it will disrupt long-term fertility." It is quite interesting that infertility is still stained. In BAME communities, this therefore makes sense, and moreover, BAME communities are more likely to have complications from pregnancy, for example, stillbirth or gestational diabetes, etc. "
According to the British Medical Journal (BMJ), "there is absolutely no evidence" that COVID-19 vaccines affect the fertility of women or women.
Dr. Vedas said that British Indians were more likely to fall prey to disintegration, as it was a way of asserting their sense of control over what goes into their bodies, "because when you come you are very much out of the pecking order Are below. " Hierarchy in Society. "
He said: "I think the main reason behind this is disruption through social media and WhatsApp Forward."The institute of 1928 has now teamed up with British Indian comedian Parle Patel to dispel myths and correct the false narrative surrounding COVID-19 to encourage vaccine uptake.
Another feature British Indian artists Meera Sayal and Sanjeev Bhaskar have aired on all commercial TV channels in the UK.Houses of worship have become vaccination centers to allow British Indians to be vaccinated. A vaccine hub has been built at Sri Swaminarayan Temple, a Hindu temple in north west London, with 1,300 people vaccinated every day by 20 surgeries.
Brent, the borough in which the temple is located, had the highest overall age-standardized COVID-19 mortality of any local authority in England and Wales between March 1 and June 30, 2020, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Another Indian Muslim Welfare Society (IMWS) has set up at the Al-Hikmah Center in Battley, West Yorkshire, to promote the vaccine in the Muslim community affected by the baseless claims of a cork and alcoholic vaccine.British Indian heritage politicians and health officials including Home Secretary Preeti Patel have also campaigned to dispel the COVID-19 myths.
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