The survey was completed by 30,054 Canadian Optimity users across Canada
According to Optimity, 63% of Canadians plan to get the vaccine, compared to 22% that are undecided, and 11% that are not planning to get the vaccine.
Among those not planning to get the vaccine, 41% cited insufficient research as the reason for their decision. Meanwhile 9% have a pre-existing condition that would prevent them from getting the vaccine, and 9% have had allergic reactions to other vaccines.
As 43% of survey respondents believe that all Canadians should be required to take the vaccine, 29% do not believe it should be mandatory.
When asked if Canadians should be given a choice of vaccine based on manufacturer, 53% believe they should be able to choose which vaccine they receive.
This compares to 17% who didn’t think Canadians should be given a choice of vaccine manufacturer, and 30% who were undecided.
If given the choice of COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer, 20% selected Pfizer–BioNTech, while 16% selected Moderna; 37% did’t indicate a preference. The primary reason cited for selecting a particular manufacturer was that Canada had approved the vaccine (24%).
We’ve reported that Interpol issued a global alert to law enforcement agencies in 194 participating countries to prepare for organized criminality networks targeting COVID-19 vaccines.