Quebecers Are Least Likely Among Canadians To Get Flu Vaccines, Says A New Study
But they seem to have lots of interest in a COVID-19 vaccine.
A new survey by Montreal-based polling and marketing research firm, Léger, provided insight into — both in terms of COVID-19 and the flu shot.
Compared to the rest of Canada, Quebec respondents were least likely to be vaccinated for the flu, though 52% of Quebec participants said they had gotten a flu shot in the past.
Forty-five percent responded that they had not.
The survey spoke to 1,539 Canadians across every region of the country.
Of Quebecers said they would likely get a flu vaccine this year
When Léger asked Quebecers if they would receive the flu vaccine this year, 50% responded that it was unlikely — the highest of any surveyed region in Canada.
Twenty-seven percent of Quebecers said they definitely would not be getting a flu vaccine, followed only by Atlantic Canadians at 17%.
However, in contrast to Quebecers' attitudes toward the flu shot, Quebec was one of the regions that expressed the most interest in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine (if it were free and approved by Health Canada for public use).
When asked whether or not they intended to get a COVID-19 vaccine, 65% of Quebec respondents said they would.
Other regions' willingness to receive a vaccine ranged between 59 and 71%.