The Vial – India’s Vaccine Story’ highlights the challenges faced by frontline workers as they sought to vaccinate the population against Covid-19, including rigid mindsets in some remote areas. One such experience was in Malana, Himachal Pradesh, where residents were hesitant about the vaccine due to their belief in their local deities and suspicion of outsiders. The village is not accessible by road, making the challenge even greater. However, the district administration and health officers, with the help of the local panchayat, were able to convince the residents to come and listen to them. After two or three people were vaccinated, a queue soon built up, and 700 people were inoculated on the first day of the drive. The motto of the team was to ensure that no one was left behind.
Yes, the 60-minute documentary ‘The Vial – India’s Vaccine Story’ narrated by actor Manoj Bajpayee, showcases several instances where healthcare workers overcame challenges to successfully vaccinate the population against Covid-19. The documentary highlights India’s success in developing, manufacturing, and delivering the Covid-19 vaccine in record time. It features the efforts of the government, scientists, doctors, and frontline workers who worked tirelessly to ensure that the vaccine reached even the remotest parts of the country. Overall, the documentary provides a glimpse into the remarkable story of how India fought the Covid-19 pandemic through its vaccination drive.