If there was a COVID-19 vaccine right now, 12% of Canadians would NOT take it - but Statistics Canada says 68% would get immunized.
The poll also found about 39% of us have little trust in the federal government, while 26% don't trust the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Dr. Scott Halperin, director of microbiology at Dalhousie University’s Canadian Centre for Vaccinology, says more than 20% of Canadians routinely hesitate to get vaccinated.
He says a lot of effort has gone into trying to understand the anti-vaccination movement.
The Public Health Agency has yet to meet an 80% target for flu immunization, with only 29% of working-age Canadians getting a yearly influenza shot.
The Stats-Canada report can viewed at the link below.