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Sep 2, 2021

South Asian vaccine agents of change

With a focus on the greater Toronto and Hamilton area, the South Asian Youth as Vaccine Agents of Change (SAY-VAC) research project is led by Sujane Kandasamy, a PhD candidate in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University, and a member of the PHRI study team, COVID CommUNITY-South Asian.


Evidence has demonstrated that South Asians in Canada have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and may also have concerns and questions about the vaccines. SAY-VAC, which received a $10,000 Public Health Agency of Canada grant, is equipping digitally-literate South Asian youth with evidence-based and engaging information and tools so they can act as agents of change within their multigenerational households.