Parents more hesitant to vaccinate their kids against COVID-19. Here’s why

Jennifer Hubert jumped at the opportunity to get her COVID-19 vaccine, but she’s not looking forward to having to make the decision about whether to vaccinate her three-year-old son Jackson. … Read More

‘Fraud is a crime’: B.C. doctor pens open letter to people asking for vaccine exemption notes

A B.C. doctor says he’s seeing an increase in patients asking for a letter that exempts them from the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as other vaccine-related questions. In a three-page … Read More

How to reach the vaccine-hesitant: What experts, reluctant Canadians say

Roshelle Lawrence was worried about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. There were many reasons, she said. “A lot of propaganda, of course, going around on social media. The fact that it … Read More

Delta COVID-19 variant surge overshadows Biden’s infrastructure victory

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Biden wagered his campaign and now his presidency on the premise that government itself could still work, even at a time of fractious political division. … Read More

How anti-vaxxers, Delta variant threaten Biden’s COVID-19 strategy

When President Joe Biden entered office, his administration made clear it intended to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by focusing on getting the country vaccinated. With the Delta variant of the … Read More

As Canada hits COVID-19 vaccine milestone, reducing barriers to access key: experts

Canada hit a major new milestone in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout this week. After a slow start to vaccination efforts at the beginning of the year and a rapid influx … Read More

Age, location, information: experts outline key factors boosting COVID-19 vaccine uptake

In a sleepy Eastern Ontario pocket, residents boast an enviable record: the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in all of Ontario. Over 76 per cent of the residents of the Leeds, … Read More

Biden pleads with Americans to get COVID-19 vaccines: ‘It’s gigantically important’

U.S. President Joe Biden expressed pointed frustration Wednesday over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. and pleaded that it’s “gigantically important” for Americans to step up and get … Read More

Growing vaccine hostility in U.S. will be extremely difficult to fix, experts warn

Last weekend, a speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas crowed that U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration had failed to “sucker” most of the American people into getting … Read More

MLHU focuses on outreach amid ‘4th wave’ of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is hoping to reach unvaccinated residents amid what medical officer of health Dr. Chris Mackie has described as a “fourth wave of COVID” among that subset … Read More

‘Like running a marathon’: How to reach Canadians still not vaccinated against COVID-19

When volunteers with the South Asian Health Network in the Toronto and Peel area wanted to get their community vaccinated against COVID-19, they hit the phones. “We actually did tons … Read More

Nearly 20% of Canadians still hesitant or refusing to get COVID-19 vaccine: poll

Nearly 20 per cent of Canadians still need to be convinced to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new poll suggests — with one in 10 saying they definitely won’t get … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination rate keeps rising — when will it stall?

Canada has among the highest rates of vaccination against COVID-19 in the world, with 63 per cent of the population having had at least one dose of vaccine, according to … Read More

‘No A, B list of COVID vaccines’: Experts weigh in on NACI’s ‘mixed messages’

There is growing confusion and uncertainty in Canada about which COVID-19 vaccine to get. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) said on Monday that the mRNA vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech … Read More

Canadian doctors, Ryan Reynolds and other celebs team up to tackle vaccine hesitancy

Doctors and other front-line professionals, backed by Canadian celebrities, have banded together to get accurate vaccine information to those most at risk of contracting COVID-19. Read more: Have a vaccine … Read More

#GenX wins social media as 40+ crowd flocks to get AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Several provinces lowered the eligible age bracket for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine this week, prompting Gen X’ers to proudly share their vaccination journeys on social media. Read more: Ontario, Alberta … Read More

Why does the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine age limit differ across provinces?

Changing guidance on the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Canada and other parts of the world continues to raise concerns. On Tuesday, Quebec decided to lower its minimum … Read More

Should you get the vaccine if you’ve already had COVID-19?

More than one million Canadians have tested positive for COVID-19 so far. Should they also be signing up to get the vaccine when they’re eligible or does their prior infection … Read More

Amid AstraZeneca concerns, Trudeau tells Canadians to take the ‘first vaccine’ they’re offered

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging Canadians to take the first vaccine they’re offered, as Health Canada hits pause on giving the AstraZeneca jab to those under the age of … Read More

Trump urges supporters to get coronavirus vaccine, but adds ‘we have our freedoms’

Former U.S. president Donald Trump on Tuesday publicly urged his supporters to get vaccinated against COVID-19 — even those who “don’t want to get it.” Yet in the same phone … Read More

‘There is a lot of mistrust’: Researchers look at vaccine hesitancy among Indigenous Canadians

As Canada expands its vaccination program, a number of Indigenous people are still reluctant to get the COVID-19 shot — and for good reason. A new paper published in the … Read More

Fact or Fiction: Are Black people more likely to get dismissed when seeking medical care?

Trigger warning: this story contains medical details and mention of trauma that may be disturbing to some readers.  Chantal Phillips still remembers the pain she experienced back in 2000. At … Read More

Before rolling out vaccines to Black Canadian communities, advocates call on governments to rebuild trust

Patrick Shaw knows leading by example in his northwest Toronto community can mean the difference between life and death. “One of the first things is when I told people to … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine hesitancy declining among Quebec health-care workers, researchers say

Lucie Tremblay wants her colleagues in Quebec’s health-care sector to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The head of nursing at the regional health board for west-central Montreal has taken a leading … Read More

Canadians’ trust in vaccines strong, but not strong enough: survey

Almost two in three Canadians surveyed recently said they trust COVID-19 vaccines to be both safe and effective. Proof Strategies conducts a survey every year to assess how much faith … Read More

64% of Canadians in favour of mandatory coronavirus vaccines: poll

One month since the start of coronavirus vaccinations in Canada, there is growing support for COVID-19 vaccines, with a majority of Canadians in favour of making the shots mandatory. According … Read More

Advocates call for targeted approach to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Canada

While many health-care workers eagerly wait for their turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine, not everyone is enthusiastic. Medical experts say vaccine hesitancy is an issue that is playing out … Read More

COMMENTARY: Should the COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory?

The process of vaccinating Canadians against COVID-19 has begun. With the rise in vaccine hesitancy, and many refusing even to wear masks, people are wondering whether COVID-19 vaccination could be … Read More

‘Want our lives back’: What motivates people to get a coronavirus vaccine?

Jennifer Jorgensen is counting down the days till the coronavirus vaccine becomes available in Canada. “Absolutely,” the 47-year-old from the small village of Fruitvale, B.C., told Global News when asked … Read More

Hesitancy over a COVID-19 vaccine may threaten public health

Midway into November and well into the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, health experts are increasingly worried about public mistrust over vaccines, and by the lack of a clear … Read More

When the COVID-19 vaccine is ready, will you get it? We want to hear from you

The world is racing to produce a vaccine. But when it’s ready, will you take it? A recent Ipsos survey of nearly 20,000 adults from 27 countries, on behalf of the … Read More