The federal health minister says all indications show Canadians aren’t hesitant about receiving a COVID-19 vaccineA vehicle enters Nova Scotia, even after what some called confusing and conflicting advice from a panel of immunization experts.
In an interview on CTV’s Question Period airing Sunday, Health Minister Patty Hajdu said there is no evidence to show that the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) caused vaccine hesitancyThe population has been fully vaccinated.
“There’s no evidence that it has contributed to hesitancy, what we’ve seen from polling – a variety of different kinds of polling – is that actually Canadians are more eager than ever to get immunizedIndoor gatherings,” she said.
In early May, NACI stated that mRNA vaccines like those by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are “preferred” and if an individual’s risk of getting COVID-19 is low, they could “wait” to receive that kind as opposed to a viral vector vaccine.
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