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Only half of one per cent of new COVID-19 cases are in fully vaccinated: Trudeau

.5% new cases vaccinated

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging Canadians who still have not gotten a COVID-19 vaccine to roll up their sleeves, saying that the overwhelming majority of cases are in people who haven't received their two shots.

Trudeau says only half of one per cent of cases being recorded are in fully vaccinated people.

The prime minister says the vaccines are safe, they have passed Canada's world-class standard for medical approvals and they work.

He also notes they are available as Canada now has enough vaccines delivered to fully immunize everyone who is eligible for a shot, working out to over 66 million doses in total.

Trudeau says with enough doses for everyone, there is "no excuse" not to get a shot.

He made the remarks after touring a vaccine clinic in Moncton, N.B., and he is scheduled to make an announcement alongside the premier of Prince Edward Island later today.



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