The landscape of risk: examining the correlates of inequitable COVID‑19 infection and vaccination rates in Manitoba using population-based laboratory and administrative healthcare data
COVID‑19 has disproportionately impacted the most vulnerable segments of our society, those with chronic conditions, those impacted by substance use, those with intellectual disabilities, and those at sexually transmitted and bloodborne infections. This study will use population-based COVID‑19 testing data linked to other sources of routinely collected data, like doctor visits, hospitalizations, and prescription drug fills to understand how things like age, where you live, and the characteristics of your neighbourhood contribute your risk of getting COVID‑19 if you belonged to one of these groups. We will also examine vaccination rates within these groups, and also examine some factors that might be associated with vaccination. We will also plan on looking at factors that might be associated with people getting COVID‑19 even after vaccination. The results from our study will be used to help prioritize care, including future vaccination efforts in those that have the most trouble accessing vaccines.