A few months back, the prevalence of vaccine hesitancy in rural areas was all over the news and social media platforms. Lack of trust in the public healthcare system, misinformation, and rumours were considered to be major challenges to getting people of rural areas vaccinated. The existence of the virus was negated and vaccine wastage was another pertaining challenge.
But after a short while, the trend changed, rural areas started to do fairly better and a good number of people turned up at the vaccine centres. However, another problem came into the picture – the number of people mostly far exceeded the doses of vaccine allotted at the centres.