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
- immigration status
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
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 collaborate 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.
The CVCS has multiple cycles. The first cycle was conducted in the capital cities of the territories. The second cycle was conducted in the 10 provinces. More cycles targeting adults living in the provinces may be carried out in the future. 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||July 9|
Dates of future cycles will be added if and when they are determined.
- Cycle 1: Highlights
- Cycle 1: Full report
- Cycle 2: Highlights
- Cycle 2: Full report
- Cycle 2: Infographic of results
- 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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