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April 27, 2017

A vocal few Canadians hold anti-vaccine views, but they are not the main reason for insufficient childhood vaccination coverage across Canada, finds a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “In Need of a Booster: How to Improve Childhood Vaccination Coverage in Canada,” authors Colin Busby, Aaron Jacobs and Ramya Muthukumaran, suggest that a much more sensible strategy to reverse falling vaccine rates among Canadian children would be to target parents classified as “fence-sitters” – those who partially but  not fully immunize their children.

Pour lire ce rapport en français, cliquez ici.

Colin Busby

Colin Busby currently serves as directeur des politiques et du développement at HEC Montréal.

Ramya Muthukumaran

Ramya joined the C.D. Howe Institute in 2015 as a researcher. She holds an MA in Economics from McGill University and an MSc in Media and Communications from the LSE. Her research interests focus on trade and financial services, as well as health and labour market policy.