Vaccine Hesitancy Higher in Rural Communities Across Laos

People in rural communities fear potential side effects attributed to vaccines, with health officials working in remote areas reporting the widespread belief that side effects from Covid-19 vaccines and other vaccinations can be fatal. Meanwhile, those living far from urban centers say they believe they are not at risk and therefore do not need to be vaccinated. They feel the vaccines are more of a personal choice than a responsibility. 

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Phayboune Thanabouasy