Vaccination status will keep many families apart this holiday season

A majority of Canadians will not be inviting an unvaccinated relative or friend to their home

COVID-19 restrictions kept many families apart last Christmas.

This Christmas, it may be vaccinations.

A Leger-ACS survey found 57 per cent of Canadians will not be inviting an unvaccinated relative or friend to their home over the holidays. And 47 per cent expressed a willingness to ask for proof of vaccination.

British Columbians are the most staunch about this, at 70 per cent. Maritimers are the least concerned, at 50 per cent. In Ontario, 55 per cent of those asked said they would be closing their doors to the unvaccinated.

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Older Canadians are the least likely to go to an event where there will be unvaccinated people; just 18 per cent of those 55 and older said they would.

Canadians with children are less cautious.

Fifty per cent of those with kids would invite unvaccinated friends or family over, compared to 30 per cent of the childless. Forty-seven per cent would attend a party with unvaccinated people, compared to 27 per cent of those without kids, and only 40 per cent would ask those they’re inviting over for proof of vaccination, compared to 50 per cent of those without kids.

The polling was done by Leger, in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies, between Nov. 19-21

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