Your COVID-19 vaccination questions answered

There has been a lot of anticipation for vaccine roll-out to begin, and now that it is under way, many people have questions about distribution and allocation. This is arguably one of the largest health-system initiatives ever conducted, and there are many challenges decision-makers have faced and continue to face. In a context of a limited supply of vaccine doses, who should be prioritized, on what grounds, and what criteria are guiding the decision-making process? How do you educate the population so that people are informed and combat misinformation so that people are less hesitant about getting vaccinated?

If you missed it, read more to learn about how decisions are being made and how challenges are being overcome to help Canada achieve “herd immunity” for COVID-19.  

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