Environmental Public Health Journal 2021 | BCIT Institutional Repository

Environmental Public Health Journal 2021

Exploring young adults' level of vaccine knowledge and intent for COVID-19 vaccination in British Columbia
The 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still ongoing and continues to have profound economic and social impacts worldwide. Establishing a minimum vaccination in the population is pertinent to curbing the transmission rate. However, barriers exist to achieving this threshold. Young adults represent the cohort with the highest incidence of COVID-19 cases. Assessing young adults’ knowledge and intent to vaccinate will assist policy makers in understanding the factors behind health decisions and designing effective strategies., vaccine hesitancy, vaccine knowledge, COVID-19 vaccine, immunization rates, coronavirus, education, British Columbia
Impact on Canadians' mental health due to COVID19
SARS-CoV-2, also known as COVID19, spread across the globe in 2020 and 2021impacting many people, their livelihood, and their mental health. Because of how the disease spread, certain controls were enacted such as community lockdowns, social distancing, working remotely, restricting one’s social contacts, and mask wearing. This caused unintended consequences where some people are left with psychological distress. While the media and the general public appear to be more focused on the physical health aspect of the virus, mental health has not received the same attention. This study examined the mental health of Canadians during the COVID19 pandemic. Results can be used to create policies and programs addressing mental health issues that have arisen from this global health crisis., COVID19
Studying the accessibility and use of digital literacy among older adults during a global pandemic
The COVID-19 global pandemic has demanded many individuals remain indoors and isolate from friends and family to keep safe. These long periods of isolation have led to loneliness and an overall shift in the way individuals communicate with each other. Digital media sources have become predominant forms of interaction and entertainment – but how are different age groups, specifically older adults managing this major digital media shift?, older adult(s), digital literacy, COVID-19, pandemic, comfort, internet