COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Survey (CVCS)
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The COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Survey (CVCS) targets all Canadian adults living in the 10 provinces and the capital cities of the 3 territories, except those who live:
- in institutions or collective dwellings
The purpose of the survey is to measure COVID-19 vaccination coverage in Canada and the provinces and territories. The survey compares vaccination coverage levels by different socio-demographic subgroups, such as:
- marital status
- country of birth
This survey also helps to:
- find out why some people choose not to get vaccinated
- find out if people who are not yet vaccinated against COVID-19 plan to get vaccinated
- learn more about people's knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccines in general
- learn more about trusted sources of information related to COVID-19 vaccines to inform communication efforts
- inform decisions about COVID-19 vaccine delivery and distribution
Our most reliable vaccination coverage estimates are those based on provincial and territorial registries. The CVCS complements this system with additional information.
Survey collection methodology
The Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada collaborated to develop and carry out this survey.
Letters are sent to random Canadian households and one person per household is selected to participate in the survey. The person is to complete the survey online using their computer, tablet or cell phone.
Please refer to Statistics Canada: COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Survey for more information on the survey methodology, including the questionnaire.
There are 5 scheduled cycles of the CVCS. The first cycle was conducted in the capital cities of the territories and the remaining 4 cycles are conducted in the provinces. The collection period for a cycle is approximately 4 weeks.
|1||March/April 2021||Northern capitals||March 15||April 12||June 4|
|2||April/May 2021||Provinces||April 12||May 12||June 28|
|3||June/July 2021||Provinces||June 11||July 12||August 11|
|4||July/August 2021||Provinces||July 6||August 7||September 8|
|5||September/October 2021||Provinces||September 10||October 12||November 10|
Dates are tentative and subject to change.
- Vaccines for COVID-19
- COVID-19 in Canada
- Vaccine distribution
- Reported side effects following COVID-19 vaccination in Canada
- The facts about COVID-19 vaccines
- Publications: Vaccines and immunization
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