Considering Canadian COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Considering Canadian COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Note that views expressed in this opinion article are the writer’s personal views and not necessarily those of TrialSite.

Deanna McLeod, Principal, Kaleidoscope Strategic. Inc and Ilidio Martins, Senior Researcher, Kaleidoscope Strategic Inc. 

October 21, 2021 

We are now returning to an in-person fall in Canada and other countries - return to school,  larger social gatherings, the economy opening further, and more.  

With the transition, the pressure to vaccinate is increasing. Numerous vaccine mandates are being imposed by governments, organizations, and institutions alike and the federal government is providing lucrative financial incentives to provinces to set up vaccine passport systems.  

Here, we outline some items to think about when considering whether these mandates and passports are good for our individual and collective health. 

Are Vaccine Mandates Necessary? 

It is now well established that the only people who are at high risk of serious disease from  COVID-19 are the elderly, those with major illnesses, and those living in shared living facilities like long-term care centers (LTCs).  

Healthy people under 70 years...

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