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A new poll suggests most Canadians are not only ready to get vaccinated, they are eager for their turn to be immunized against COVID-19.

The latest survey from Angus Reid shows a surge in the number of people who say they want to be vaccinated right away.

60 per cent of respondents say they want to receive COVID-19 vaccines, an increase of 12 points from December 2020.

A majority of those surveyed (52 per cent) even go so far as to say they think their turn for a vaccine will come at an unacceptably late time.

Those most eager for the vaccine are men aged 55 or older, with 63 per cent of respondents in that demographic saying the amount of time they expect to wait is too long.

The number of people who say they will get a vaccine has seen a minor bump overall, while the number of those unsure or against getting a shot has dropped slightly.

83 per cent now say they will be vaccinated, up from 79 per cent in December.

12 per cent continue to be opposed to getting vaccinated, down just two points from December.

5 per cent are still unsure, a small decrease from 7 per cent in December.

The highest concentration of opposition to vaccines continues to be in the prairie provinces, with 20 per cent of Albertans and 19 per cent of Saskatchewaners saying they will not get a COVID-19 shot.

Ontarians and British Columbians are most likely to want vaccination, with 88 and 89 per cent saying yes to the shot respectively.

The Angus Reid Institute conducted an online survey from January 7-10 among a representative randomized sample of 1,580 Canadian adults who are members of Angus Reid Forum. For comparison purposes only, a probability sample of this size would carry a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

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