Researchers launch study into COVID-19 vaccine uptake and efficacy in vulnerable urban populations

Researchers launch study into COVID-19 vaccine uptake and efficacy in vulnerable urban populations

British Columbia is in the midst of two public health emergencies. While the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues across the province and country, fatal drug poisonings have been on the rise.

Researchers with UBC’s faculty of medicine and the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)—in partnership with the BC Centre for Disease Control and Vancouver Coastal Health—want to know how these dual health emergencies are being experienced. They have launched a new study to investigate the uptake, effectiveness, and safety of COVID-19 vaccines among members of vulnerable urban populations, including people who use unregulated drugs....

https://www.med.ubc.ca/news/researchers-launch-study-into-covid-19-vaccine-uptake-and-efficacy-in-vulnerable-urban-populations