The survey conducted with over 32,000 parents across 361 districts in the country found that 30 per cent parents are willing to send their wards to schools if coronavirus cases in their districts come down to zero.
However, Around 48 per cent parents are not willing to send their children to schools till they are vaccinated against the coronavirus infection.
As per the survey by an online platform, Local Circles; “Vaccinating children in the coming months is going to be key if children are to go to schools for physical classes. Forty-eight per cent of the surveyed parents said they are not willing to send their children to schools till they are vaccinated.” At least 21 per cent of parents said whenever the schools reopen, they are ready to send their wards there,”
As per the officials, Nearly 47 per cent of the respondents of the survey were from tier 1 districts, 27 per cent from tier 2 and 26 per cent respondents were from tier 3, 4 and rural districts. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had told BJP MPs that Covid vaccination for children was likely to start soon.