COVID-19, % willing to get the vaccine, Canada
The number of people willing to get the vaccine right away has risen to 48% of Canadians, up from 40% a month ago. This gets higher as people get older.
31% said yes, eventually, but they would wait, and most of the gain in "get now" has some form this category.
That has 80% of Canadians willing to get it.
70% of people who said no or they'd wait are worried about *long-term* side effects, and given we've got months before general roll-out, hopefully we can dispel those fears. (This has been a worry for every vaccine dating back to meseals and polio, so we have LOTS of experience in public health communication and fighting that specific fear.)
re: COVID-19, % willing to get the vaccine, Canada
@Canageek Yeah, I always wonder when I see those polls exactly how the question is worded. Because no, I don't want to jump the line when we're in a position to isolate for-basically-ever but you BET I'd happily take it if it was offered.