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    Apoorva Pathak
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    After a long fight with this pandemic, we got a bit of success that we can produce a vaccine that can fight this virus. But this vaccine is not enough to fight gender discrimination as this has increased gender inequality in this vaccination also. The sex ratio according to the 2011 census there are 940 female out of 1000 male. and according to vaccination, there are 863 female out of 1000 male got vaccinated.

    Do many questions arise about vaccination jabs among women? Why are they not getting it are states not concern about it. The basic problem is occurring in the rural area where women are not allowed to step out of their home. There are some fake rumours about the vaccine that if women will be administered a vaccine they will not able to bear a child. As the most illiterate family got caught in these type of rumours it’s really difficult to make them aware.

    If we need to decrease this gap of gender inequality in vaccination we need to bring the focus on education about vaccine drive in rural area and area with are isolated. We need to make a separate booth for women for their safety. A vaccination drive should be carried out from home to home. As there is a lack of internet and access to android mobiles to women they are not aware of how to get vaccinated and its advantages. They are dependent on their male members. As family member think that taking vaccination is only important for those who are working out it is not important for women to have it like that don’t go out and they are also weak. Some people think that if women fall ill after vaccination who will look after the home and their children. So we need to bring a vaccination drive whose more focus is gender neutrality in vaccination.

    Manpreet Singh
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    Many more men in India have received COVID-19 vaccines than women as per the latest government data released on Tuesday. This highlighting gender disparity in the immunisation drive. It has also disadvantaged the rural population. Men account for 54% of the total number of people inoculated, according to the data. Regions such as the capital Delhi and Uttar Pradesh have seen some of the worst disparity. Only in south and in central India have vaccinated more women than men. Rumours about vaccines disrupting women’s menstruation cycle and reducing fertility have also contributed to the problem. However, the government has rejected the concerns.
    The government is not responding to the question regarding the disparity in a positive manner, and hence they are not talking any concrete steps regarding this problem. The government should ramp up the awareness programmes in rural India, in order to ensure women understand the importance of vaccines and prioritise themselves in this race to get vaccinated. They have to step forward to get vaccinated or the divide will rapidly widen. The problem is concerning because with a population of 1.3 billion, India has about 6% more men than women. Women welfare groups in the rural parts have urged the authorities to deliver vaccines at their doorstep. The problem lies because of the fact that they are unable to travel to hospitals leaving their children behind.

    India’s vaccination policy has evolved fast but the door-to-door immunisations has been weak. Given that the vaccines have only been authorised for emergency use and recipients need to be monitored for a short period for any adverse reactions. Urban Indians are also getting COVID-19 shots much faster than the hundreds of millions of people living in the rural area. That is partly due to a policy that helped tier 1 cities than rural districts.

    India has so far administered 233.7 million doses, but given the necessary two doses to only about 5% of its estimated 950 million adults with a wide gender gap. The government should crack down this issue instead of outrightly ignoring it as India has the world’s second-largest number of coronavirus infections after the United States, with total cases at nearly 29 million, according to health ministry data. The country has suffered 351,309 deaths.

    PALAK KASHIV
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    Women are behind the man in vaccination, and there is a gap between man and women vaccination, the reason why many women do not want to get vaccinated is lack of awareness in a rural area, tech divide gender, and most women think they don’t usually go anywhere and they have to stay at home so they are not prioritizing vaccination. Older women of age group 50 + have fear from the vaccine, they think their immunity is already strong, some women are delaying their vaccination because if they fall sick who will look after children and family members, ASHA has also planned to keep special drive women’s vaccination. some people are also spreading wrong rumors about vaccination that some people are dying because of this or women have to face complications while pregnancy it is also the reason for not taking .also men are taking vaccine because they want to go for work and they know authorities had made compulsion for vaccination. India has a skewed ratio there more males than females. Even all media channel is trying to encourage for vaccination, but some women are still not ready. A quarter of women are in labor sources so they don’t how to get register for vaccination. Also, vaccination trials are going on for pregnant women will soon start. If people want to get free from pandemics soon, we need to start getting ourselves a vaccination. we can help our workers or maids who come at home by getting them registered and companies can take Initiative of all their employees and their family vaccination. Women who have to get a vaccination should share their experience with their friends and family, making them aware of the side effects of the vaccines so they mentally prepare its also with other people. Women need to show they are strong by getting vaccinated.

    anshika agarwal
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    India started providing Covid-19 vaccination on January 16 and it is slowly maximizing. According to a data conducted on 27 May 2,057,20,660 people get vaccinated overall in which 83,071,923 are male, 73,073,573 are female and 23,499 are others.
    Female rate of getting vaccinated is quite less than the male rate. Why there is this gender gap? Vaccination is the only method through which we can make ourselves protected from Covid. Why women are not getting vaccine? Is there any pressure from male members? Lower mobility and decision-making capacity amongst women can result in less vaccination. Socio-cultural factors that are deeply rooted in the rural areas will make it more worse. Many women don’t know how to register for vaccination slot online due to which they have to be dependent on men. Besides this there are alot of myths and rumours mostly found in the rural areas related to women vaccination. They think it can impact women’s menstruation cycle and fertility. Pregnant women hesitate to get jab. These myths need to be removed from the roots so that women’s rate of vaccination become equals to men. Women are nurturers, providers and caregivers in the society they need to be vaccinated and be healthy. Gender related barriers should be analyzed and removed. By campaigning and making posters to aware women about vaccination rallies can be conducted in the rural and urban areas. This can help in motivating more women.
    As we know, impact of Covid-19 is not based on gender. It’s gender neutral. It is a disease that can occur to any gender so, there is a need of gender equality in vaccination of Covid-19.

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    THE GENDER GAP IN INDIA’S COVID-19 VACCINATION.
    Covid 19 vaccination has been started to give to each individual and still many haven’t received it yet. The gender gap has always been a topic of discussion in each field and this issue has still not resolved and keeps on increasing each day and one more now has joined the list of the gender gap, that is Covid19 vaccination.
    As per data published, 9.29 crore men and 8.04 crore women have received the vaccination, and who have received a single dose of vaccine are 53.61% are men. So, from this data, we can say there a gender gap and many women are still behind.
    Many reasons consist in this, like not access to information regarding vaccination drives, not having mobile phones or a stable internet connection. And most of this is observed in rural areas because women don’t have a mobile phone and so they don’t have basic knowledge in using phone and its feature. Still, people have that backward and small thought regarding giving phones to women. Another reason for gender gap vaccination can be assumptions that if women are pregnant, it will affect the child inside. There are many who will provide wrong information related to vaccination and that makes women fear taking the vaccine.
    This issue can be solved by ‘US’ and ‘Government’, because it will make aware them through campaigns and vaccination drives in rural and backward areas and door to door where there’s no access to information

    Yash Tiwari
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    In India, where the gender gap in the overall population is already wide, the gap between vaccinated boys and girls is even wider. The sex ratio for those who did not get vaccinated is 869 female out of 1000 male and for those that got almost fully vaccinated it is only 859 female out of 1000 male. This data shows how badly the vaccination program has failed to reach girls properly. This is because society itself thought that women are less important than men, so they think to let the male survive, so we have very little chance of vaccinating female which is already a big loss. We should go against this social structure to fight these diseases. As smart as the Indians are we can easily find the right decision against this gender inequality issue in this vaccination.

    Vaccination helps reduce the risk of people getting the infection it helps create an immune system to fight the virus. The problem is it’s not as successful without taking gender discrimination. Inventions can make gender discrimination have a lesser effect on society. The reasons why many women are not stepping forward to vaccinate themselves against cervical cancer are fake rumors, social and cultural stigma, and lack of awareness. If you go by the government estimates, all Indian states have a high incidence of cervical cancer, except Sikkim and Mizoram. The southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu have the lowest incidence rate.

    Initially, there were no concerns among any gender due to limited knowledge among the people on this. But after some of the women were affected by the side effect that is they missed their periods and became pregnant, they blamed it on the vaccine injection. The government has been trying to give some vaccine awareness programs in various ways like sending doctors in these areas for immunization. The method to reach out to the malnourished people is helping the government a lot in developing these vaccination programs. As the economy is getting more and more competitive, it is becoming harder for women to show up at work. This is happening because of lack of basic facilities for them as toilets are not available, the proper transport system is not available in rural area or cities and even if they go to work their safety comes into question.

    DISHA SAPKALE
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    In this COVID-19 pandemic situation, their is gender gap for vaccination because men are given priority than women to get vaccinated and we can see in news channels that more men are getting vaccination than women it is happening due to stereotypically or comparison between men and women. Many women don’t take vaccination because they think that by getting vaccination if they fall sick than who will do household chores and taking care of family and child. Their are lots of rumours about women vaccination that they can’t take vaccination during periods and pregnant women also can’t get vaccinated by hearing that due to vaccine it may create complications in pregnancy because of such rumours women gets scared and make delay to get vaccinated. Many female celebrities share their photos of getting vaccinated to motivate women and making awareness to get vaccinated. More men are getting vaccination because they think that they will go outside for office and women’s don’t need because they don’t go for job and staying home, so it is not necessary that should get vaccination before them. But their is no such think that men are going outside that they should only given priority, it is not like that both men and women should get vaccinated because the virus will not see any gender, so it’s not about men and women both are equal responsible to get vaccination. And old people are also not getting vaccination. By getting influenced through such news they don’t feel to get the vaccination. Companies should make arrangement for employees vaccination and their family members. And women should share their experience of getting vaccinated to their relatives and friends, so that many women will get aware to get vaccination.

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