7 out of 10 Quebecers are in favor of the vaccine passport everywhere except at the grocery store
More than seven Quebecers in ten would support a measure that would only allow & rsquo; people with a vaccination passport to make purchases in all stores and shopping centers – with the exception of grocery stores. This is what a Léger poll released Tuesday morning revealed.
In Canada, 64% of people are in favor of such a measure, which they believe would help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In the same vein, 64% of Canadians and 73% of Quebecers are in favor of a measure authorizing only people with proof of vaccination to make their purchases in person in alcohol and cannabis stores managed by the State. . Quebec also announced the implementation of this new measure last week. From January 18, access to the SAQ and SQDC will be prohibited to unvaccinated people.
The membership rate also decreases when it comes to allowing only people with proof of vaccination to use public transport. It remains high all the same, with 65% of Quebecers questioned in favor of this measure.
The Léger poll reveals in particular that while these measures have the support of the majority of Canadians surveyed, the results are more mixed among Americans. For example, only 37% of Americans would support measures restricting access to stores and malls to unvaccinated people.
Management of Omicron variant
Faced with the spread of the Omicron variant, 56% of Canadians and 63% of Quebecers consider that, given the explosion of new cases, “governments are making the right decision to return to containment and restriction measures”. They believe these measures will limit new infections and keep the healthcare system from being overwhelmed.
This rate is dropping sharply for Americans, with only 39% of respondents believing that governments are doing the right thing by putting restrictive measures back into effect. Thus, the spread of the Omicron variant leads 40% of them to believe that it does not have serious consequences for the health of the vast majority of infected people and that “the health system will manage”.
As the pandemic has lasted for two years now, the poll finds that the proportion of Canadians and Americans who believe the worst of the COVID-19 crisis is behind us is tending to decline.
Vaccination passport with a 3rd dose?
Regarding the vaccine passport, Minister Dubé announced at a press conference that the 3rd dose will eventually become mandatory to have a vaccine passport. However, the government will give all Quebecers the chance to have obtained this booster dose before taking action.
The opening for making an appointment for a booster dose has also been opened. outstripped. People aged 40 and over can make their appointment today via the Clic Santé platform. It will be the turn of 35 and over as of tomorrow, then 25 and over as of January 14, while all Quebecers over the age of majority will be able to make an appointment as of January 17.