Getting vaccinated can bring us all back together, faster. That’s why Medavie is part of a Canada-wide coalition of business, industrial and educational organizations, labour unions, and individuals working together to promote COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and help speed a recovery from this pandemic. Research by Abacus Data shows that 21% of Canadians are hesitant about getting a COVID-19 vaccination.
Faster Together is a national volunteer-based initiative to encourage up-take of COVID-19 vaccinations. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, says the campaign’s message is simple: the faster we all do our part and get vaccinated, the faster we can all get back together.
“This is how we get our lives and businesses back to normal and the business community is eager to help assure Canadians that vaccines are safe and effective. We’ll all get to the finish line faster by working together.”
Federal Minister of Health Patty Hajdu describes vaccination as an important tool important tool in the fight against COVID-19.
“Innovative initiatives like “Faster Together” bring organizations together to help encourage Canadians to get vaccinated when it’s their turn, protecting themselves and their communities, and helping us get back together, faster.”
By joining this coalition, Medavie is supporting the important work of Faster Together to help get Canadians back together safely and return our economy to health.
Medavie is in good company, with organizations ranging from the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) and the Canadian Federation of Nurses Union to businesses like Facebook and Cineplex, and well-known Canadian celebrities such as former broadcaster Peter Mansbridge and Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea fame, all signing on to take part in this public awareness campaign. To see a complete list of participants, visit the Faster Together website
Each one of us can do our part to protect ourselves and fight this pandemic. And, every step we take brings us closer to seeing our family, friends and co-workers, re-opening our businesses’ doors and re-starting our economy.
This is Our Shot
Medavie is also providing its support to a second national campaign, This is Our Shot, which aims to empower Canadians with the knowledge they need to feel confident about getting a COVID-19 vaccine. This is Our Shot is supported by a number of prominent health organizations, major league Canadian sports teams, large international brands, and several Medavie Blue Cross clients including McCain, Sobeys, WestJet and more.
We’re supporting both campaigns because we know it takes all of us — individuals, organizations and governments — working together to replace vaccine hesitancy with confidence and help end the pandemic. Learn more or view a full list of supporting organizations at thisisourshot.ca.
Hesitant about getting vaccinated?
Overcoming vaccine hesitancy will help speed the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.
We invite you to read our article that dispels common myths about COVID-19 vaccines.
The more people who are immunized against COVID-19, the harder it is for the virus to spread and the faster we can return to our “new normal” work and home lives.
Not sure where to get vaccinated?
Each province in Canada has responsibility for administering vaccines. To find out when and where you can get your shot, please click on the link for your provincial government’s relevant web site.