Canadians are not optimistic that a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus will be available to the public before the end of the year.

Once available, only three-quarters anticipate that they will personally get the vaccination.  

July 22, 2020

With considerable efforts underway to develop and test a vaccination for COVID-19, Canadians were asked how confident they are that a vaccine will be available to the public before the end of 2020.

Only one-quarter of Canadians are optimistic that a vaccine will be available before year-end. Opinions are generally consistent across the country, although residents in BC are less likely than others to anticipate the availability of a vaccine in 2020.

Some differences in opinion are evident by age, with those between the ages of 18 and 24 being most optimistic for a vaccine. Confidence that a vaccine will be available this year decreases notably with age.

Regardless of when the vaccine is available, Canadians were asked how likely they are to personally get the vaccination once it is available. Findings show that three-quarters of residents (74%) are likely to do so, although the commitment to get vaccinated varies.  Just over four in ten (44%) indicated they will definitely get the vaccine when available, while three in ten (30%) reported that they probably will do so.  Close to two in ten (17%) either probably or definitely will not get vaccinated, while one in ten (9%) are unsure.

Across the country, intentions are generally consistent, although those in BC (51%) and NL (59%) express the strongest likelihood to definitely get vaccinated once the vaccine is available.

In contrast, those most inclined to not get vaccinated include Quebec residents (21%), those with lower household incomes (21%), or those with lower levels of education (23%).

This survey was conducted online July 9-11, 2020, with 1,230 Canadians 18 years of age or older, from the Logit Group’s COVID-19 Canadian Omnibus. Fielded monthly, the Logit Group’s COVID-19 Omnibus surveys Canadians to ask their opinions and behaviours related to topical issues. Results were analyzed by Narrative Research. Data was weighted based on the 2016 Census, by gender, age, and region to reflect these population characteristics in each province. As a non-probability sample (i.e., a panel sample where residents have joined a panel to share their opinions), and in accordance with CRIC Public Opinion Research Standards, a margin of error is not applied. 

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