Concordia Edmonton, ULethbridge, NorQuest, MacEwan co-launch VacciNATION to promote vaccine confidence

August 24, 2021
Concordia University of Edmonton, University of Lethbridge, NorQuest College, and MacEwan University have announced a joint initiative called VacciNATION to promote confidence in the COVID-19 vaccinations. The initiative uses a peer-to-peer approach to share information, dispel myths, and promote immunization among youth across the province. VacciNATION ambassadors who create informative content for Gen Z can win cash prizes. “To date, the focus of the conversation has been on protecting vulnerable populations, which is accurate and extremely important;” explained Dr Cecilia Bukuto of Concordia University of Edmonton, “however, new variants of concern have emerged that are affecting younger populations and leading to severe illness, hospitalizations, and long-lasting health conditions.” Concordia Edmonton (AB)