International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Prevalence of Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy among Adult Females
Rushil Prasad Kulkarni, Mrudula A Phadke

Though immunization has been one of the biggest public health success stories, vaccine hesitancy has become a problem in many parts of the world. This has onerous implications on the spread of various infectious diseases. We evaluated the prevalence of Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy in women in the state of Maharashtra, India. We sent a questionnaire on google forms to 110 women in Maharashtra. All of them filled the forms after consenting to take part in the study. After analysis, data from 100 women was found eligible for the study. Most of the women were graduates/post-graduates, married, and working. All the women, including those less educated and with a lower income, had taken a Covid-19 vaccine, mostly due to the belief that the vaccine was necessary for protection. Most of them had taken the decision on their own. The study shows that the acceptance of Covid-19 vaccines was very high in Indian women.

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