Vaccination Coverage Survey(CVCS): Cycle 2 April-May 2021 (Infographic)

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Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada

Published: 2021-XX-XX

What is CVCS?

A survey that targets all Canadians 18 years of age and older currently taking place in the 10 provinces and 3 territories. CVCS has several cycles; the second cycle surveyed 10,678 adults in the 10 provinces between April 12 and May 12, 2021.

Why is CVCS being conducted?

CVCS collects information on COVID-19 vaccination such as

It may also help in the development of strategies to tackle vaccine hesitancy.

What is vaccine hesitancy?

"A delay in acceptance or refusal of safe vaccines despite availability of vaccine services."

[MacDonald & SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy, 2015]

CVCS in the 10 provinces

While a good proportion of adults in the 10 provinces have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, continued effort is needed to achieve higher coverage rates.

Intent to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of the survey

Who do we need to reach?

The odds of NOT INTENDING to get vaccinated were:

Intent to get vaccinated by perceptions of COVID-19 vaccines

What beliefs may hold people back from getting vaccinated?

Out of the population of the 10 provinces, the following percentage strongly or somewhat agree with these statements:

What are the main reasons for non-vaccination?

Out of the population of the 10 provinces that was not vaccinated at the time of the survey

What sources of information about COVID-19 vaccines do residents in the 10 provinces trust?

Takeaway message

There are still barriers related to vaccination. Continued efforts to tackle vaccine hesitancy and to better understand the intent, beliefs, attitudes and knowledge related to COVID-19 vaccination are essential to achieve higher coverage rates and to protect all Canadians against COVID-19.


Razai MS, Chaudhry UAR, Doerholt K, Bauld L, Majeed A. Covid-19 vaccination hesitancy. BMJ 2021; 373: n1138. Doi:10.1136/bmj.n1138

MacDonald NE & SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy. Vaccine hesitancy: Definition, scope and determinants. Vaccine 2015; 33:4161-4. Doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.04.036

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