Convenience, confidence and complacency: Why some formerly hesitant people are now getting vaccinated

Glen Humchitt is the first to admit he was “hesitant” to get his COVID-19 vaccine.

“I’ve heard about people passing away and getting really sick,” said the 47-year-old carpenter. “That scared me but seeing the death rate go up again, and a lot of people getting sick made me want to get it.”

Humchitt, who received his first dose of the vaccine in September, was one of dozens to line up outside Vancouver’s Italian Cultural Centre to receive their shot — some six months after vaccine registrations first opened in B.C.

In August, the provincial government announced that proof of at least partial vaccination — also known as “vaccine passports” —

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