As the rate of Canadians who have been vaccinated with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine grows to more than 50 per cent of the adults, new data from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute shows Canadians have moved consistently and significantly away from attitudes of “don’t know” or “wait and see” to a place of “getting it done”.
The Institute’s most recent public opinion survey shows that 53 per cent of adults report they have received their first vaccine, while another 29 per cent say they would like to receive theirs as soon as possible.
The number who say they are unwilling to receive a vaccine is also trending down.
However, just 35 per cent of people surveyed say they are comfortable receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Most provinces, including Saskatchewan have halted the use of AstraZeneca as a first dose, and are administering it for second doses only.
The two vaccines that are being used for most vaccinations, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, continue to be highly preferred over any other vaccine currently being offered.
Saskatchewan remains home to the most vaccine hesitant or unwilling, one in four remain unconvinced about the legitimacy of COVID-19 vaccinations.