The COVID CommUNITY study is being conducted to understand the immune response to the COVID-19 vaccine, its safety, and confidence/access/uptake among South Asians, First Nations, new immigrants, and children/youth.

We are working with community partners to explore this question within the following populations:

South Asian

Greater Hamilton/Toronto Area, Greater Vancouver Area

First Nations

Six Nations of the Grand River, Lac La Ronge Indian Band, Wendake

New Immigrants

Riverdale/Hamilton, Ontario

Children & Youth

Greater Hamilton/Toronto Area

Recent Publications

BMJ Open

Perceptions of COVID-19 risk, vaccine access and confidence: a qualitative description of South Asians in Canada

BMJ Open

South Asian Youth as Vaccine Agents of Change (SAY-VAC): evaluation of a public health programme to mobilise and empower South Asian youth to foster COVID-19 vaccine-related evidence-based dialogue in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Canada


Seropositivity and risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 infection in a South Asian community in Ontario: a cross-sectional analysis of a prospective cohort study

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