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What if I choose not to get vaccinated?

We encourage everyone who can do so to get the vaccine, as it will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and save lives by preventing disease, especially for people most likely to have severe illness or die. If enough people get vaccinated, it makes it difficult for the disease to spread. We hope that as more Canadians get vaccinated, we can return to activities that haven’t been possible during the pandemic. Getting the vaccine is not mandatory, and whether you choose to get the vaccine will not affect your access to health care services, nor employment or housing status. It may, however, limit your ability to attend events—and we are beginning to see more workplaces mandating vaccination for employees. Until the pandemic ends, restrictions are likely to continue as government and businesses prioritize health.