Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that the government has obtained enough COVID-19 vaccine doses for every eligible Canadian to receive a booster and a fourth dose.
Trudeau made this known during a call with Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers, as Canada battles increasing infection and hospitalization rates induced by the highly infectious Omicron variant.
Trudeau disclosed that the plan of the government was also to deliver 140 million rapid COVID tests to provinces and territories this month.
Canada broke its one-day record for the highest cases of people hospitalized with COVID-19 recently and officials have revealed that new daily cases had increased by 65% in the previous week, posing threat to healthcare systems.
Official data revealed that as of December 18, 2021, 87.3% of Canadians aged 12 and above had received two shots while 1.3% of children aged 5 to 12 had received two shots.