When making the decision whether to vaccinate children aged five to 11 against COVID-19, regulators in Canada must rely on sound ethics as well as sound science.
Public officials are telling us simultaneously to move swiftly on vaccination and also to make thoughtful, reasoned choices about which vaccine we get. These messages are confusing and frustrating.
Canadian public health organizations have run into a serious communication problem about the AstraZeneca vaccine. Crisis management and communication theories explain what’s gone wrong.