DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20214624

COVID-19 vaccination among elderly population in a rural area: coverage and hesitancy study

Satyajit Pattnaik, Dhananjaya Sharma, D. Murali M. Rao

Abstract


COVID-19 vaccination was opened for senior citizens above 60 years on the 01 March 2021. By 25 June 2021, 2.29 crores senior citizens have received two doses and another 6.71 crores have received the first dose. A total of 9 crores citizens have been given two/one dose of vaccine out of the estimated 14.3 crores people above the age of 60 years. During this period two important roadblocks to the vaccination drive were vaccine hesitancy among certain segment of the population and vaccine coverage especially in the rural areas.


Keywords


COVID, Vaccination, Elderly, Rural

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