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A Recent Survey Revealed Why Some Canadians Don't Plan To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

The survey also found that the majority of Quebecers "strongly support the vaccine passport."

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Here's Why Some Canadians Won't Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

As vaccination targets are being met from coast to coast, many Canadians remain reluctant to be vaccinated against COVID-19. While 75% of the population over the age of 12 is fully vaccinated in Quebec, there are still 25% who are not and here are some of the reasons why.

According to the most recent Leger survey, published on Friday, August 20, and conducted among 1,515 respondents, a minority of them said they do not intend to be vaccinated.

The survey revealed that 71% of respondents who do not plan to get vaccinated "do not believe the vaccines are safe," while 20% think "the COVID-19 vaccines are only a ruse from the governments to exert control" and 10% simply "do not believe in vaccines."

On the other hand, Léger's data found that "63% of Quebecers strongly support the vaccine passport," which is set to be implemented on September 1 and only 12% of Quebecers polled "strongly oppose" the plan to mandate vaccine passports.

On Friday, August 20, Health Minister Christian Dubé confirmed that the province had met its target of 75% of those aged 12 and over receiving a second dose, almost two weeks ahead of schedule.

Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccine and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.

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