POLL: 53 per cent of Brampton, Mississauga parents intend to vaccinate their children against COVID-19

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Published October 26, 2021 at 9:33 am

The majority of Brampton and Mississauga parents with children between the ages of five and 11 intend to get their kids vaccinated.

Based on a recent poll, 53 per cent of respondents said they plan to get their kids vaccinated, while 47 per cent said they will not.

These results are similar to those of a recent Angus Reid poll, which found that 51 per cent of parents with children in this age range intend to get them vaccinated as soon as possible, while 18 per cent said they will get them vaccinated eventually, 23 per cent said they will not get them vaccinated, and nine per cent weren’t sure.

Additionally, 63 per cent of parents with a university education said they will vaccinate their kids immediately, compared to just 46 per cent of parents with just a high school diploma.

Representatives from Pfizer intend to present Health Canada with data showing its COVID-19 vaccine works for children in a bid to seek authorization as soon as possible.

Based on studies involving more than 2,000 children from the U.S. and Europe, Pfizer’s children’s vaccine administers a lower dose than that adult version, but results indicate children developed coronavirus-fighting antibody levels just as strong as those detected in teenagers and young adults.

Upon its approval, Canada is set to receive 2.9 million doses of Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine.

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