Shomporko Online News Desk: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated Tuesday during a visit to New Brunswick that Canada now has enough COVID-19 vaccines to adequately vaccinate all eligible Canadians.
Trudeau claimed the country has already received more than 66 million vaccine doses while speaking from the vaccine clinic at the Moncton Coliseum.
“Back in the winter, I promised that by the end of September, we would have enough immunizations for all eligible Canadians,” he stated.
“So not only have we kept that promise, but we’ve done it two months ahead of schedule.”
Currently, Canadians aged 12 and up are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Those under the age of 18 are only able to get Pfizer.
Trudeau urged everyone who hasn’t gotten a vaccine yet to book their shot.
“These vaccines work and they’re safe, and they’re also available, and of course, completely free,” he said. “So with enough doses for everyone, there are no more excuses to not get your shot.”
He said the federal government is working with provinces to encourage their residents to get vaccinated.
Anita Anand, the federal minister of public services and procurement, said Canada will have 68 million doses by the end of the week.
She claims that 80% of eligible Canadians have received at least one dose of vaccine and that 64% are fully vaccinated, but that “we still have a lot of work to do.”
Anand further stated that clearances for children under the age of 12 are still pending.
“The mainline is that we have supplied,” she stated. “As mRNA vaccines for other age groups begin to obtain approval from Health Canada, we have sufficient supply.”
Source_ the Canadian press