Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan will reportedly take her second dose of the Covishield vaccine at a tribal habitation in the state in an attempt to encourage the state's tribals to get vaccinated without fear or hesitation.
As part of this unique effort to reduce vaccine hesitancy among the tribal communities of the state, Soundararajan will take her second dose of the vaccine at K C Thanda, a tribal habitation in Rangareddy district's Maheshwaram mandal on July 12. Her gesture is expected to galvanise the locals of Maheshwaram to get vaccinated as well.
With this, the Governor hopes to be able to dispel vaccine-hesitancy among tribals. Earlier, she had asked that special efforts be made to ensure the 100% vaccination coverage of the tribal groups inhabiting the more remote areas of Telangana.
The Governor took her first dose of the vaccine at a Government Hospital in Puducherry.
Soundararajan has been quite active in the fight against vaccine hesitancy in Telangana for months now. In March, she had directed the state wing of the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) to carry out a vaccine awareness campaign
to motivate the eligible beneficiaries to get inoculated in the state's Covid-19 vaccination drive.
Before that too, she had reiterated on several occasions her assurance to the people of the state that the Covid-19 vaccines being administered in the state were completely safe
and had negligible side effects.