Half Of Vaxxed Canadians Say It's Unlikely They'll Hang Out With Unvaxxed People

Canadians are going to be "extremely careful" about who they're around, survey says.

Half Of Vaxxed Canadians Say It's Unlikely They'll Hang Out With Unvaxxed People
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A new survey of Canadians has revealed that some fully vaccinated people in Canada probably won't be hanging out with unvaccinated people any time soon.

In the report released on July 20 by the Angus Reid Institute, almost half of those surveyed said they probably won't spend time with unvaccinated people over the coming months. Meanwhile, 30% of people responded that it's unlikely, and 16% answered that it's very unlikely and they'll be "extremely careful" about who they hang around.

At least 39% of people in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada said that it's unlikely or very unlikely that they'll hang out with unvaccinated people when they're fully vaccinated.

More than half (54%) of people in Manitoba responded with unlikely or very unlikely, which was more than any other province, while people in Alberta said it the least at 39%. When it comes to which province had the most people responding that they're very unlikely to spend time with unvaccinated people, Quebec took the top spot with 21%.

Some provinces, like Quebec and Manitoba, are introducing vaccine passports that fully vaccinated people can use for things like being allowed into restaurants or skipping quarantine after interprovincial travel. However, other provinces, like Ontario and Alberta, have said that proof of vaccination won't be implemented by the government.

Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines and can answer any questions you may have.

Lisa Belmonte
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Lisa Belmonte is a Senior Creator for Narcity Media focused on jobs and careers and is based in Ontario.