Rural People don’t know how to get an enrolment for vaccination

Thursday June 17, 2021 at 9:43 am
The biggest threat to the inoculation drive against Covid-19 is the lack of proper awareness related to the registration on CoWin portals. The enrolment procedure is also a new thing to many.
On Monday, the report from Boston Consulting Group pointed out to the fact that 63% people in rural areas and 43% people in smaller towns are quite unaware of how to get themselves registered on the CoWin app. 60% of the rural people and 40% of those living in smaller towns don’t know how to enrol.
But to add a note of positivity, people are slowly gaining confidence over the vaccine. The second wave of the virus that affected the smaller towns and villages had an effect on the life and livelihood of the people. This has helped them to get over the reluctance and come forward to get vaccinated.
The Covid-19 Consumer Sentiment Survey of Boston Consulting Groups stated that 78% of the people were ‘extremely willing to take vaccines’ in the month of May. 74& of the people in smaller towns gave a positive reply to the question, “Can you tell us as of today would you be willing to take the Covid-19 vaccine if it was made available to you.”
Issue with the registration on the CoWin platform was the main reason as to why people couldn’t take the vaccine in spite being available. Two-Thirds of the residents in big towns faced problem with the app because of the non-availability of the slots or the fear from crowds at the centre. 55% people of the smaller towns and 53% people of the rural areas faced problem with technology. The survey was carried on from May 23 to 28 and covered almost 4,000 individuals throughout the metros, smaller towns, cities and rural areas.
Some categories have given a positive reply.  This includes essentials, health and home entertainment. Nimisha Jain, MD and Partner of BGC India stated, “There is an impending sense of uncertainty. However, we have observed positive messages too. The spending sentiment has not been impacted similarly across categories. Essentials, health, in home entertainment continue to be winners. Some of the discretionary categories, however, have been negatively impact