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Clay Curtis
June 17, 2021

Véran told the French National Assembly he hoped that 90 percent of the over 75s would soon be fully vaccinated, the figure for those who have received at least one dose is now 80 percent.

Canada topped Israel, the United Kingdom and Chile in first doses, however those countries have a greater percentage who are fully vaccinated with the second dose. After full vaccination (all doses), the AstraZeneca vaccine protection fell to 60% against the Delta variant, versus 73% against the Alpha.

Besides, 7,72,40,865 and 12193878 beneficiaries in the 45 to 60 age group have been administered the first and second dose respectively, while 6,32,64,880 and 20268,057 beneficiaries above 60 years have taken the first and second dose respectively.

The country has, so far, received about 4.1 million doses of the vaccine. Some smaller nations, like Malta and Gibraltar, have higher first dose rates than Canada.

Trudeau has only received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

More than 1.12 crore (1,12,41,187) Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered as per the latest data.

Nearly two in three Canadians now have one dose of vaccine, but slightly more than one in 10 have both doses.

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Ontario is expanding eligibility for second COVID-19 vaccine doses next week and has declared three more regions as Delta variant hot spots.

"I think the Delta variant is going to be something that people are going to need to be made aware of, particularly as we get close to school returning", Freeman explained.

Dr. Lawrence Loh said while he encourages people to do whatever they can to get fully vaccinated, he acknowledges the provincial booking system doesn't always work in favour of Peel Region citizens.

Canada now leads all OECD nations in per cent of the population with a first dose, but the country falls all the way down to 31st when it comes to two dose coverage.

Within Canada, Quebec leads the pack with 78 per cent of all adults with at least one dose. The province has already surpassed the first vaccination threshold and is on pace to reach 80 per cent by early July.

The Federal Government has announced the reopening of the administration of the first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine across the country with effect from Tuesday.

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