Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City

Mithila Palkar wants youth to help seniors get the jab

- Kavita Awaasthi kavita.awaasthi@htlive.com ANI

Mithila Palkar has got her first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and the actor is glad that vaccinatio­n drives are more streamline­d now. However, she rues that there are many senior citizens who haven’t got the jabs yet due to vaccine hesitancy, lack of awareness or informatio­n. That’s why the 28-year-old feels that the youth needs to step up.

“I understand the apprehensi­on regarding anything new, especially medicine, but it is important for all of us to get vaccinated,” she urges, adding, “Youngsters with access to informatio­n should create awareness, explain to others how vaccines help, talk to seniors in their vicinity and help them get the jabs.

Sometimes, just talking to seniors about why the vaccine is important and how it works also helps clear their doubts. In fact, my parents and grandparen­ts aren’t averse to the idea and have got their shots.”

The Tribhanga actor also appreciate­s the drive-through at vaccinatio­n centres, which eliminates contact with other people.

After the second wave, which shook everyone in the country, there are now concerns about a possible third wave. And Palkar just hopes that we are better prepared.

“It is overwhelmi­ng to think about it but you can’t be in denial. We were all clueless in the first wave. The second wave was expected, and it was here and how. I don’t even want to imagine the third wave. I hope we are ready for it, but more importantl­y, I hope that we continue to take all precaution­s and follow safety protocols. We should behave responsibl­y, wear masks, sanitise and stay at home, if you have the privilege to do so, as not everyone can,” the actor concludes.

Actor Jennifer Aniston shared in a recent interview that she is not looking forward to walking down the aisle again. However, she is interested in living an enjoyable life with a “fantastic partner”.

“I’m interested in finding a fantastic partner, just living an enjoyable life and having fun with one another. That’s all we should hope for. It doesn’t have to be etched in stone in legal documents,” the 52-yearold said. When asked if she finds the potential in online dating, she replied, “No. I’m going to just stick to the normal ways of dating. Having someone ask you out. That’s the way I would prefer it.”

The Emmy-winning star admitted that she is “blessed” in life: “I’m in a really peaceful place. I have a job that I love, I have people in my life who are everything to me, and I have beautiful dogs.”

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