Getting a COVID-19 booster dose should top Canadians’ fall to-do list, says health minister – CTV

Sept. 2, 2022

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says Canada is lagging behind other countries when it comes to booster dose uptake, and is imploring those who haven’t received a third dose to do so ahead of what may be a “challenging” fall.

“Over the next weeks as our children return to school, or we return to the office, making an appointment for a booster dose should be at the top of our to-do lists,” Duclos said on Thursday.

The federal push comes on the heels of Health Canada announcing the authorization of the country’s first variant-targeting COVID-19 booster shot, with the first delivery of 780,000 doses arriving on Friday and more than 10 million expected by the end of September.

Duclos said that while Canada led other G7 countries when it came to two-dose vaccination, less than 60 per cent of adult Canadians have received a third dose, putting us behind all other G7 countries, except for the United States.

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