They Don’t Want To Take The COVID-19 Vaccine, Yet They Are Willing To Listen
COVID-19 is a vial disease that can lead to a severe respiratory distress, a major challenge to survival. As of 11 November 2021, 79.5% of all people in Quebec have received at least one vaccine dose, while 76.2% are fully vaccinated (Ministry of Health and Social Services, 2021). The questions that are brought forward are why would about 20% of the eligible Quebec population decide not to take the vaccine, those who would negatively impact the recovery speed and transition to normal life? Why are some people still hesitant about taking the booster? What should the Ministry of Health do to gain people’s confidence in the vaccine? In this small-scale study, the researcher conducted interviews with 13 people that decided not to take the vaccine in order to determine the reasons for their risking their lives. Results indicated that participants were misinformed (the impact of their communities and social media), or thought that healthy diet protects them from the infection, or had their own unrevealed reasons. Knowing most of the reasons, it is important that the Ministry of Health be more transparent, informative, as well as allow for people’s input, to be able to address the issue suitably.
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