Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Canada reaches major vaccination campaign milestone with 66m doses: PM Trudeau

*Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says 66 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines are enough to fully vaccinate every eligible person in Canada two months ahead of the original goal of September 2021

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada has said it made a commitment to protect the health and safety of all Canadians.

Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, who stated this Tuesday, July 27, 2021, said that is why the government has worked hard to ensure that everyone across the country could access vaccines as soon they were proven to be safe and effective.

ConsumerConnect reports the Canadian Prime Minister in a blog post via his LinkedIn account noted that the government would continue to do everything that is necessary so that every eligible person in Canada who wants a vaccine can get one – because no one is safe until everyone is safe.

COVID-19 vaccination

According to him, with its most recent shipment, Canada has now received more than 66 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines – enough to fully vaccinate every eligible person in Canada – two months ahead of the original goal of September 2021.

This milestone in the largest immunisation campaign in Canada’s history, he stated, is the result of a proactive procurement approach, focused on building a diverse vaccine portfolio.

As vaccines were authorised by Health Canada, the government remained engaged with vaccine suppliers to speed up delivery schedules and get as many doses into the country as quickly as possible.

Canada continues to be a world leader in vaccination rates, with over 80 percent of eligible people in the country vaccinated with their first dose and approximately 64 percent fully vaccinated.

Trudeau said that delivering safe and effective vaccines for Canadians has been – and continues to be – a true Team Canada effort, from the cross-country collaboration on the rollout to the dedication of front-line health care workers.

Tuesday’s announcement would also not have been possible without the Public Health Agency of Canada in partnership with the Canadian Armed Forces in deploying vaccines across the country.

“As we continue our fight against COVID-19, the Government of Canada will keep working with our partners to ensure fair, equitable, and timely access to COVID-19 vaccines, and a recovery that benefits everyone.

“We have the supply, so we now need all eligible Canadians to do their part and get both doses of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Only together, can we build a safer and healthier Canada – and finish the fight against this virus,” the Prime Minister stated.

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