Canadians’ COVID-19 vaccine confidence has improved over time, but significant inequities in vaccine uptake remain. Communities with the highest health and social burden of COVID-19 are also those with the lowest levels of vaccine access and uptake. This highlights the continuing impacts of the social and structural determinants of health and the importance of an equity-based response. Where equity-based responses are being adopted, communities are successfully reducing inequities in vaccine access and uptake.
In this conversational webinar, panelists will share the challenges, lessons and strategies they’ve heard from communities across Canada to improve vaccine uptake and ensure accessible, equitable and community-informed vaccine roll-out. Panelists will draw on experiences from Indigenous communities, Black communities and those serving people experiencing homelessness and precarious housing. This conversation will provide an opportunity for participants to consider what strategies may be useful in their own communities, ask questions and share solution-focused ideas.