Vaccine Hunters Canada helps Canadians navigate the COVID-19 vaccine booking system and share information about open appointments. It was founded by Andrew Young and consists of three other volunteers, Joshua Kalpin, Jonathan Clodman, and Sabrina Craig, who all have day jobs.
Sabrina Craig, a director with Vaccine Hunters, said:
Many Canadians are excited for vaccines but face obstacles in accessing them. Digital tools provide a platform for collaboration and information sharing, helping people overcome these obstacles. By working together, and sharing why, where and when to get immunized, we can help get more Canadians vaccinated sooner.
One recent success is a partnership with Vaccine Hunters and the Thorncliffe Park community in Toronto, where over 10,000 people were vaccinated in a single day. Kalpin in an interview with Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau said:
The most important thing that any Canadian can be doing right now, besides following public health measures, is to get your vaccine done.
Watching the full interview with the Vaccine Hunters team and Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, one gets the feeling that this small initiative that started slowly has accelerated into a nationwide movement helping Canadians get vaccinated as the country moves a step closer to herd immunity. Kudos to these four awesome Canadians. Many have called them heroes. We agree!