Two-thirds of Toronto parents ‘certain or somewhat likely’ to get young kids vaccinated against COVID-19, survey says
TORONTO — Nearly two-thirds of Toronto parents are “certain or somewhat likely” to get their young children immunized against the coronavirus, according to a survey of 1,200 randomly selected people.
That’s the share of respondents who said they would at least “somewhat likely” or “certainly likely” to get their children vaccinated against Covid-19, Health Canada says.
While the survey’s findings are based on self-reported data, the province also noted that the survey was designed to “represent the most likely situation” as it’s “based on data from a recent survey on the topic (the Ontario vaccination rate)” and that, “the survey was fielded on March 8.”
“This survey is based on a sample drawn from the population which the province believes to be reflective of the population it serves,” the province said in its release Friday. “This is a snapshot of how some Torontonians are thinking and it may not represent what everyone else is thinking.
As of Thursday, there were 1,824 cases of confirmed infection in Ontario, of which 793 were in the Toronto Region. There were a total of 6,829 cases of confirmed infection in the country as of Thursday.
The survey was posted online Thursday in conjunction with the provincial and federal governments’ efforts to identify the best strategy to reduce the transmission of the virus as the outbreak spreads around the world.
The survey was conducted by researchers with the University of Toronto and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, which has been appointed by the provincial/federal governments as the lead research agency to identify the best strategies.
The researchers surveyed people ages 18 and older across five provinces, including Ontario