Most towns in Mexico are refusing to get the vaccine due to huge misinformation campaigns and distrust of the Mexican government. This has led to speculation about whether the government will make the vaccination mandatory for its citizens.

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said in a statement to the press that inoculating all Mexicans against COVID-19 is a priority of his government. He added that the vaccine rollout will proceed in stages. 

Most Mexicans living in small towns don't trust the vaccine 

Research has shown that there is a huge distrust of the vaccine among residents living in small towns. In Aldama, some residents said they won't take the vaccine. They added that they do not care where it comes from or about the government's vaccine plan.  

When asked if she would get the vaccine, Maria Magdalena Santos, a resident in the town said she doesn't see why she should get vaccinated as she is not sick or infected. 

Another reason why towns have refused to take the vaccine is because of the lack of trust between small minority communities and the government. The communities have repeatedly accused the Mexican government of not listening to their demands. They also claim that they have been victims of racial prejudice and discrimination. 

Misinformation campaigns about the vaccines have also played a part 

Another reason why most small-town residents are refusing to take the vaccine is because of the misinformation campaigns that have spread about the vaccine. 

Aldama's town secretary believes that the vaccines will cause more harm than good. He added that there isn't much information in the community about the vaccine and what it's made of. This is why most of them will rather not take the vaccine. 

A reason for the huge gap in information concerning the vaccine in small towns like Aldama is the language barrier. Information about the vaccine is usually disseminated in English while most small-town residents speak in native languages. 

Mexican towns refuse to get vaccinated 

Most towns in Mexico are refusing to get the vaccine due to huge misinformation campaigns and distrust of the Mexican government. This has led to speculation about whether the government will make the vaccination mandatory for its citizens.

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said in a statement to the press that inoculating all Mexicans against COVID-19 is a priority of his government. He added that the vaccine rollout will proceed in stages.