Document Type : Research Article
Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly become a global pandemic taking more than 1.7 million lives. Many developed countries had started their vaccination drive, India is not far behind but still not much is known about the willingness to get vaccinated in India.1 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world faced a novel infectious disease, for which there currently is no treatment or herd immunity2. The pandemic poses a serious threat to our health and well-being (WHO, 2020) and researchers are racing to develop and test vaccines against COVID-19 (Callaway, 2020).3
Aim: To determine Perception of covid 19 vaccination in rural population of Maharashtra: after one year of vaccine introduction.
Objectives: 1.To study Perception of covid 19 vaccination in rural population of Maharashtra after one year of vaccine introduction. 2. To study the socio-demographic profile with comorbid status of study participants.
Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study carried out among 189 peoples coming to vaccination center as per inclusion & exclusion criteria in SRTRGMC, Ambajogai city (Maharashtra) from May 2022 to June 2022.
Results and Conclusion: Out of total 189 study participants majority of the participants in the study were from age group 30-50 years i.e. 89 (47.5%) and least were >50 years of age group i.e.36 (19.05%), Male and female participants were 96 (50.80%) and 93 (49.20%) respectively, 146 (77.25%) were Married, 174 (92.07%) were Hindu by religion, 115 (60.86%) were from Nuclear family, and 80 (42.32 %) were belonging to Class III Socio-economic status, Least i.e. 4.24% participants were having comorbidity. Over all perception of the participants in this study towards covid 19 vaccines was positive with sound knowledge regarding the covid 19 vaccines.