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Understanding and Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 vaccine coverage and factors associated with vaccine uptake among 23 247 adults with a recent history of homelessness in Ontario, Canada: a population-based cohort study

Note: Supplementary materials for this paper, including references and French-language translation are available on the Lancet's website

 

Summary

Equity, Community and Trust: Building vaccine confidence with marginalized populations

The Alliance for Healthier Communities, a network of team-based comprehensive primary health care organizations across Ontario, is implementing the Community Vaccination Promotion – Ontario (CVP-ON) project to promote equitable access to and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines for in marginalized communities most affected by the pandemic. 12 Alliance member organizations are being resourced to provide tailored vaccine promotion communication and outreach initiatives.

Supporting Health in Communities during COVID-19: How Community Primary Healthcare Delivered Continuous Care and Advanced Health Equity through the Pandemic Crisis

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential impacts on the health and wellbeing of people and communities in Ontario, Alliance members worked hard to ensure that people who experience barriers continued to receive high-quality care. The Alliance has 109 members that include AHACs, CHCs, CFHTs, and NPLCs and a FHO. When the information below describes a specific primary care model, this is indicated.

Increasing SARS-CoV-2 vaccination rates among Black people in Canada

Key Points

  • Black people in Canada are at high risk of SARS-CoV-2 infections, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths, yet may be more hesitant to receive the vaccine than other Canadians.

  • Vaccine hesitancy in Black communities is not merely because of misinformation or gaps in health literacy; it is linked to medical distrust and structural racism.

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