Essay on Vaccination Planning
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COVID-19 is considered to be a severe pandemic situation that is produced negative consequences for all departments of the country including health department, education department, and economic development of the country. The companies faced several financial and management problems during COVID-19 due to which the establishment must have to focus on overcoming the severity of COVID-19 (Velavan, 2020). In initial phases, the government only made a plan to follow the precautions including the use of masks and sanitizers but it is not beneficial for producing long lasting consequences of COVID-19. Later on, vaccination plan is introduced by the health department on international level. The vaccination plan is beneficial to overcoming the effects of COVID-19 but the public is not ready to get vaccinated because of several reasons. The government has to manage these hurdles for the implementation of vaccination plan. In this way, the organizational communication is essential for the awareness of the people and efficiently implementation of the vaccinated plan (Velavan, 2020). In this report, there is a detailed discussion about the theories of organizational communication. Meanwhile, the barriers are also identified that influence the vaccination plan. The planning of government for the management of these barriers are also discussed in the report.
Theories for organizational communication:
Bureaucracy is considered to be the backbone of the organization communication. It is the theory according to which the establishment use the impersonal skills for the explanation and implementation of the plans. It is found that the COVID-19 is a significant problem for the country because of its direct association with health department, educational department, and economic development. In this context, the vaccination is the only way to overcome the severity of COVID-19 (Maynard‐Moody, 2010). Therefore, the establishment use the power of bureaucracy for the awareness of people about the vaccination. The bureaucracy is mostly used by the countries on national and international level but there is a need of huge team, management, and resources for the implementation of plan by using the bureaucracy.
- Acceptance Theory of Authority:
According to this theory, the authority has the power to make awareness or give orders if the subordinates willing accepted the orders. It is not allowed to the establishment to impose the plans but there is a need of people ‘s agreement for the implementation of the particular plan. The vaccination is essential for overcoming the severity of COVID-19 due to which the establishment makes a plan for the vaccination of the people. In this way, it is not allowed to impose the vaccination plan but the establishment have to aware the people about the use of vaccines (Zakour, 2007). Therefore, it becomes easy to produce fruitful consequences of the implementation the vaccination. The forceful implementation may lead to create severe problems for the whole country.
- General Systems Theory:
The general system theory is referred to as the process according to which the establishment makes a comprehensive theory or plans for the progress and management of the company. In contrast, the people have to give solid and logical reason for the negligence of the theory or the plan made by the implementation. Therefore, it becomes easy for the establishment to implement the plans or communicate effectively with the organization by the adoption of general system theory (Lang, 2014). When the establishment has to make the vaccination plan for the management of COVID-19 then the plan should be focused on all the related factors, so it becomes easy to convince the people for vaccination rather than facing troubles for the implementation of the vaccination plan.
Barriers of communication preventing people getting the vaccine:
The theories are providing the framework to the establishment for make an effective plan for the management of COVID-19 by communication effectively with the target audience on national level. Meanwhile, the establishment faced some hurdles while communicating with the public related to the vaccination (Kimmel, 2007). Several barriers are faced by the establishment while the implementation of the vaccination plan but the following are the most highlighted barriers for the implementation of vaccination plan:
- Physical barrier:
Firstly, the physical barrier is faced by the government. The establishment make the vaccination centers but not focusing on the disabled and old aged people. The number of people is increased in the vaccination centers due to which the company have to make more vaccination centers to overcome such physical barriers (DeRoo, 2020). Therefore, the government take immediate initiatives for overcoming the physical barrier. It is just because of rapid vaccination of the people for the sake of overcoming the severity of COVID-19.
- Information barrier:
The awareness of the people is considered to be the major threat for the company. The people knew about the consequences of COVID-19 due to which they are not ready to make physical contacts and maintain the social distance and the related precautions such as the use of masks and hand sanitizer but it is not enough for the management of COVID-19 (Paul, 2021). There is a need of vaccination for the management of COVID-19 but the people don’t know about the physiology of vaccine due to which they are not ready for the vaccination.
- Emotional barrier:
Some adverse effects of vaccination are faced by the people because of vaccination. In this way, the people are not ready for the vaccination and have the fear of sickness by vaccinating. The government made a standard of vaccination, so the people have to pre-checkup and follow-up that is helpful to manage the risks of the diseases and negative conditions because of getting vaccinated (DeRoo, 2020). Still, the people are not ready for the vaccination that is considered to be the big challenge for the company. The emotional association and mentality of the people can’t be easily changed because of the information and awareness of the people.
- Attitudinal barrier:
The negative attitude of a particular group of people about the association of vaccinate and severity of COVID-19 is also considered to be a challenge for the establishment. The establishment aware the people about the importance of vaccine but the people with negative attitudes are misleading the people that is hurdle of awareness by the establishment (Paul, 2021). The people with negative attitudes are also have the logics against the vaccination of COVID-19 and establishment don’t have the authority to force the people for vaccination.
- Cultural barrier:
The cultural difference is also considered to be a major problem due to which the huge target audience is not vaccinating because of cultural changes including language barriers. It is found that the UK is the developed country and people from the developing country come to UK for the sake of finding the good services but they don’t speak English efficiently due to which the establishment faced problem to aware such kinds of people (Artiga, 2021). They are the people that are also hesitating to get vaccinated because of cultural difference.
Government strategies to overcome these barriers:
The government is analyzing the barriers that has a direct impact on the vaccination plan. These barriers not only affect the vaccination plan but also has a direct impact on increasing the severity of COVID-19 (Burgos, 2021). In this context, the government also made the plan to overcome these barriers and produce positive consequences for the vaccination plan.
Firstly, the government has to make as much as possible vaccination centers for serving the people immediately rather than giving the time for vaccination. In this way, the government can also increase the rapidity of vaccination plan. Meanwhile, it is challenging for the establishment to again attract the target audience towards vaccination center (DeRoo, 2020). The establishment has to arrange the online webinars and sessions for the awareness of the people about the management of COVID-19 and importance of vaccination plan to overcome the severity of COVID-19. In this context, the description about the pathophysiology of COVID-19 is beneficial for the establishment. The people are struggling and confused related to the concepts of COVID-19 because of two fundamental reasons. Firstly, some people faced negative consequences in the form of blood clotting and related symptoms after the vaccination due to which the public has the fear of negative consequences (Paul, 2021). Meanwhile, some people also have negative attitudes towards the vaccination. They don’t have the firm believe about the use of vaccines that is also the factor to mislead the people about the vaccination. These entire hurdles can easily manage by the awareness of the people related to the management of COVID-19. The most important step that must have to take by the government is dealing with the cultural barriers. There is a huge number of people live in the UK comes from developing countries and it is not allowed to leave the country without following the guidelines (Artiga, 2021). Therefore, the government must have to arrange the specific services for international people that are facing the problems of culture and language.
It is concluded that the successful implementation of the vaccination plan is beneficial for overcoming the severity of COVID-19. Therefore, the establishment has to focus on communicating effectively with the target audience. The theories for the organizational communication is helpful for the effective implementation of vaccination plan. The identification of the barriers is essential for the vaccination plan. Meanwhile, the government also have to make the plan according to the management of barriers.
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