Last updated on December 21, 2021

COVID-19 has persisted over almost two years and it is inevitable that attitudes towards the vaccine, flu shots, side effects, and isolation have shifted. 

With the Omicron variant being reported in late November, it is clear that COVID-19 will carry over to 2022 and its future is still unpredictable.

Keeping this in mind Caddle revisited their data from the Daily Survey Panel in August 2021 to compare the results with the survey conducted in December 2021.

COVID-19 Vaccine : Yes or No?

Canadians have been quick to get vaccinated – In August when asked about their views about the COVID-19 vaccine 61.8% of Canadians said they had already been vaccinated. Moreover, in December almost 90% (87.3% fully vaccinated, 3.8% partially vaccinated) of Canadians have received at least one shot of the vaccine. 

Chart showing distribution of Canadians who have. and haven't received the Covid-19 Vaccine

Does the Vaccine Work?

In August when asked – “In your opinion, how effective do you think the COVID-19 vaccine will be at stopping the spread of the virus?” A majority of Canadians answered “Extremely effective” (36.5%) or “Moderately effective” (36.7%), which is in tune with why Canadians in December feel safe visiting a “Shopping mall” (57.2%) or even “Indoor dining” (49.7%). 

With restrictions being lifted Canadians are getting comfortable with going out again, but the question is, how long will it take till we are completely at ease going to our favourite restaurant or the neighborhood salon?

Chart showing Canadian attitudes towards the effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccine

Have you Received Your Flu Shot Yet?

When asked Canadians if  they got a flu shot in the last season (September 2020 to March 2021), Canadians were divided in their responses as 46.2% of Canadians answered “Yes” and 53.8% answered “No”. 

While in December when asked if Canadians planned to get a flu shot in the next 6 months, a majority (31%) answered they had already received the shot while 14.1% answered they would definitely get it followed by 8.1% who answered they would likely get it. This is a slight increase from August, which could probably be attributed to the growing concerns over the continuous spread of COVID-19 and other flu-related illnesses.

Canadian attitude towards getting the flue vaccine in the next 6 months

Main Takeaways

No.1 |

Canadians continue to get vaccinated as the rate of the vaccinated population continues to grow from 61.8% in August to almost 90% in December (87.3% fully vaccinated, 3.8% partially vaccinated).

No.2 |

Canadians have a strong belief in the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine as they feel safe visiting a “Shopping mall” (57.2%) or even “Indoor dining” (49.7%).

No.3 |

The number of Canadians getting the flu shot has increased over the past few months as in August 53.8% Canadians answered “No” to getting the shot while in December a majority (31%) answered they had already received the shot.

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*Disclaimer: all data presented is owned by Caddle and has a Margin of Error of 1% or lower.

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