COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Survey (CVCS)

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The purpose of this survey is to collect information on national COVID-19 vaccination rates.

This survey aims to

  • measure COVID-19 vaccination rates across Canada
  • find out about your knowledge and perceptions regarding COVID-19 vaccines, and about the sources of information you rely on.

The information you provide will help the Canadian government plan a response to the pandemic that addresses the health and safety needs of the Canadian population.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection periods:
From April 12 to May 13, 2021
Collection methods:
Electronic questionnaire and telephone interview
Survey participation:
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    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.

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    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and reduce response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

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    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about

    • vaccination against COVID-19
    • knowledge and beliefs about vaccination
    • health status.

    Questions are also asked for a variety of socio-demographic information. These data allow for analysis by population sub-groups, such as by geography, age, gender, etc.

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    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

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    What is the COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Survey?

    The COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Survey is being conducted by Statistics Canada on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). This survey asks people living in the provinces and territories of Canada whether they have been vaccinated against COVID-19, their intentions to get vaccinated and about their knowledge and beliefs surrounding vaccination.

    Why are you conducting this survey?

    This survey is being conducted so that COVID-19 vaccination coverage rates can be measured over time, as vaccination campaigns are happening across Canada.

    We want to find out about knowledge and perceptions of COVID-19 vaccines, and about the sources of information that people rely on.

    Who is involved in conducting this survey?

    The survey is being conducted by Statistics Canada, on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

    What will this information be used for?

    Survey results will help the Canadian, Provincial and Territorial governments

    • to plan their response to the COVID-19 pandemic
    • to inform communications with the public
    • to help plan vaccine distribution.

    Why does the oldest (or youngest, second oldest, etc.) household member need to complete this survey?

    Survey respondents are chosen randomly from each household, based on their age in relation to other household members. This way, each member of each household has an equal chance of being selected to answer the survey. The aim is to avoid bias in the survey results, so that research findings are applicable to adults of all ages in Canada. For statistical reasons, we cannot allow someone else in your household to replace you.

    Why does the survey ask so many personal questions?

    Personal questions are asked so that potential differences amongst diverse groups of Canadians may be identified and analyzed. Survey results are grouped by broad demographic groups before they are shared outside of StatCan. Results are closely scrutinized to make sure that no individual can be identified in the survey results.

    I am against vaccines, why do you want to survey me?

    Your feedback is important, even if you have not been vaccinated, or do not intend to be. We need to hear from Canadians from all points of view and all walks of life, so that data is representative of all of the people in Canada.

    The information that you share with us will help plan a response to the pandemic that addresses the health and safety needs of people in Canada like yourself.

    I have been asked similar questions about vaccination in another StatCan survey. Why am I being asked again?

    This survey was designed specifically to measure COVID_19 vaccination rates over time, as well as to collect information on your thoughts and beliefs about vaccination as the COVID-19 vaccination campaigns roll out across Canada.

    Although some of the questions asked may be similar to those included in other Statistics Canada surveys, each survey is built to offer a different perspective on the impacts of the pandemic. They are carried out at different times and within different contexts, and provide information that allows health agencies to manage distribution plans to benefit the most Canadians.

    How do you protect my information?

    As with all Statistics Canada surveys, any information provided will remain confidential pursuant to the Statistics Act.

    Statistics Canada takes the privacy of Canadians very seriously. Published data can never identify you or your household.

    To find out more about the measures in place to safeguard the confidentiality of your information, visit Statistics Canada's Trust Centre.

    When will the results of the survey be available?

    Information on the survey will be published in May 2021 in The Daily on Statistics Canada's website, and also on Health Canada's website.

  • For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 5347
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