Canada has hit a major vaccine milestone. There’s still more work to do but reasons to feel good about what’s been accomplished
2021-09-17 from thestar.com
Seventy-five per cent of Canada’s population has now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
That means that as of Sept. 16, roughly 28.5 million people in this country have received a jab, nine months after the largest mass vaccination program in Canada’s history began last December.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised earlier this year that any Canadian who wants a vaccine will be able to get one by the end of September.
The Star’s vaccine tracker makes the conservative assumption that 75 per cent of the Canadian population will receive one dose by the stated goal; this is to account for the fact that children are not currently approved to receive the vaccine and that some adults will not be vaccinated due to hesitancy or medical reasons.
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