Supporting COVID-19 vaccine uptake among people experiencing homelessness or precarious housing in Canada
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health
November 30, 2021
Description / Summary
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This report shares findings from key informant interviews conducted by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) to better understand vaccine uptake among adults experiencing precarious housing or homelessness in Canada.
Themes extracted through discussion analysis — and validated through a national COVID vaccine community of practice discussion — encompass barriers and facilitators to vaccine uptake and ways to improve vaccine acceptance among this priority population.
Some of the challenges included:
difficulty accessing and processing information
mistrust, stigma and discrimination
The strategies for improving vaccine uptake included:
leveraging trusted relationships
establishing community-led planning for low-barrier clinics