Rural Immunization Programs Considerations for the Canadian Context

Publication Summary

The ongoing rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Canada has raised questions about how to effectively and equitably plan vaccination campaigns. Vaccine rollout in rural, remote, and Northern communities has unique challenges.

This review of evidence provides an overview of the rural risk profile for COVID-19 and vaccination in rural Canada, and explores factors contributing to success in rural vaccination campaigns and ways to reduce vaccine hesitancy.