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Location intelligence for equitable vaccine distribution

In this story map, we show how geographic visualization of behavioural, socioeconomic and demographic data related to vaccine uptake can help us understand where and how to target vaccination efforts going forward.

Canada is showing good progress in its effort to vaccinate as much of the population as possible against SARS-CoV-2, better known as COVID-19. As of August 4, more than 49 million doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across Canada. To date, 72% of the Canadian population has received at least one dose, and approximately 49% has received the full two doses. However, Canadian vaccination rates have been declining across the country, leaving many vulnerable to exposure. Maximizing vaccine coverage is Canada's best strategy to prevent future outbreaks of COVID-19 caused by emerging variants.

This post was translated to French and can be viewed here.

About the Author

Brian Mosley is the Health Solutions Lead for Esri Canada’s Public Health Program. Brian addresses public health challenges by encouraging geographic thinking and creating GIS solutions for public health practitioners. He promotes the use of spatial intelligence for public health program evaluation, e-health projects, population assessments and service delivery, including establishing systems for monitoring priorities such as real-time emergency department visits and environmental health threats for the overall health of different populations.

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