The second wave of COVID-19 hit rural India hard. In May, 53% of all new cases were being reported from the country’s hinterlands and accounted for every second death from the virus. The only option to put an end to the pandemic is to vaccinate all eligible citizens. While in cities there is awareness and availability of vaccines, in our rural communities the reality is very different.
According to The Hindu, by mid-May, 30.3% of India’s urban population had received at least one dose of the vaccine compared to just 12.7% in rural areas. There are multiple factors like lack of access, digital illiteracy, vaccine hesitancy due to misinformation and rumours etc, that have led to a slower and unequal rollout of vaccination in rural India.
To accelerate the vaccination process in rural communities, GiveIndia is launching Mission Vaccination For All. This mission will not only help rural India get quicker and easier access to the vaccines, it will also help create awareness by busting myths and misinformation.
GiveIndia will partner with state governments and local bodies for training of nurses, paramedics, ASHA workers, and community health workers. We will help bridge the digital divide and facilitate last mile delivery in rural areas especially in aspirational districts.
While we immunise ourselves with the first and second jabs, let us not forget our rural counterparts - because no one is safe till everyone is. Join Mission Vaccination For All and help immunise India against COVID-19. #TogetherWeCan.
GiveIndia will partner with local and state authorities, private hospitals and key NGO networks
Funds are disbursed only after GiveIndia’s strict due diligence framework of verifying all demand and supply channels are completed.
GiveIndia will share regular updates of disbursements and impact in the On Ground Updates section, below.
Create awareness on the importance of vaccination
Help rural India access easy and quicker vaccination
Help India beat COVID-19