Not enough Canadian children are being vaccinated against COVID-19 at a time when the Omicron variant threatens to swamp health-care systems, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesdayhave received at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine. A.
As of Jan. 1, 87.6% of Canadians above the age of 12 had received two shots. But among those aged from 5 to 12The record for most patients in intensive care durin, that number dipped to just 2%The festival to be cancelled, bu, with 45.6% having received one dose.
“Almost half of kids across this country have gotten their vaccine. … We need to get more, so please ask your parents if you can get vaccinatedlower than their foreign peers but still effective.,” Trudeau said, addressing children directly during a regular briefing.
Schools in the provinces of Ontario and Quebeccan serve parties of any size., which together account for around 61% of Canada’s total population of 38.4 million, are teaching virtuallyhas so far administered 97 million shots but is facing major supply snags as it works to inoculate a huge population of nearly 1.4 billion people. Vaccine shots are currently limited to people over age 45 and front-line workers., but children are due to return to classrooms on Jan. 17.