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Trudeau says Canada has enough COVID-19 vaccines for all Canadians to get fourth dose

/ 02:23 PM January 11, 2022
Trudeau says Canada has enough COVID-19 vaccines for all Canadians to get fourth dose

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to a patient after they received one of the first COVID-19 vaccinations at the Civic Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Blair Gable

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday the government has secured enough COVID-19 vaccine doses for all eligible Canadians to receive a booster as well as a fourth dose, according a statement from Trudeau’s office.

Trudeau made the comments in a call with Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers, as the country grapples with rising infection and hospitalization rates due to the highly infectious Omicron variant.

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Trudeau said the government also plans to deliver 140 million rapid COVID tests to provinces and territories in January, according to the statement.

This month, Canada broke its one-day record for the highest number of people hospitalized with COVID-19. Last Friday, officials said new daily cases had soared by 65% in the previous week, threatening healthcare systems.

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Official data show that as of Dec. 18, 87.3% of Canadians aged 12 and older had received two shots while the figure for children aged 5 to 12 was just 1.3%.

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