A new poll has found that Canadians are pleased with how federal and provincial governments have handled the vaccination process against COVID-19.
The poll from Research Co. found that in their representative national sample, more than seven-in-ten Canadians (73%) are satisfied with vaccination plans and phases outlined by their province, and with the pace of vaccination efforts in their province as well.
72% of Canadians are now happy with the procurement of vaccines, despite the low supply the federal government struggled with early on, though earlier polls suggested far less Canadians were happy with it at that time.
“In February 2021, only 45% of Canadians expected the vaccination goal outlined by the PHAC to actually be met,” says Mario Canseco, President of Research Co.
“This month, practically three-in-four Canadians (74%) believe the milestone will be reached.”
Also this month, almost nine-in-ten Canadians (88%) acknowledge that they have already been inoculated against COVID-19, or plan to have their first shot when it becomes available to them.
Fewer than one-in-ten Canadians (8%) say they will “definitely” or “probably” not get vaccinated.
This is the first time since April 2020 that the proportion of Canadians who plan to refuse a COVID-19 shot is in single digits.
Meanwhile, across the country, seven-in-ten Canadians (70%) say that they wear a mask every time they go out, including 76% of women and 75% of Canadians aged 55 and over.
As of yesterday, in BC, 79.9% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C.received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 53.2% have received their second dose; 80.9% of all eligible adults in BC received their first dose and 56.6% received their second dose.
In Canada, close to 51% of all Canadians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with 45.7 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine being administered.