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about the project
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on the health, social and economic well-being of people in Canada and around the world. It has led to many significant changes in our daily lives. Vaccinating the Canadian population with safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines is essential for fully re-opening the Canadian economy and a return to “normalcy”.
Ensuring all Canadians have access to evidenced-based information on the importance of vaccination is a challenging yet crucial goal. Many Canadians, including those historically underserved and marginalized by public health services, and those negatively affected by a range of social determinants of health (SDOH) including gender, ethnicity, occupation, homelessness, and incarceration, may require additional support to help them understand, have confidence in, and receive available vaccines
The Vaccine & Immunization Peer Training Program and Best Practices for Social Housing project presents an opportunity to identify and address longstanding systemic barriers to vaccination among women who have experienced interpersonal/systemic violence – including acceptance and uptake of vaccines beyond those that prevent COVID-19.