Right up until the day he set up his first-dose appointment, Jason Lerato thought he’d never get vaccinated against COVID-19.

While his sister-in-law was sitting in meetings with chief provincial public health officer Dr. Brent Roussin, he was maintaining a popular anti-vax Twitter account with about 6,000 followers.

It was where Lerato, 47, would be “extremely vocal” about his views about various vaccines, sharing online sources he believed supported his claims.

“If there was a flag to carry about anti-vax, that was me, for 20-plus years,” the trucking company dispatcher says.

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