More than half of Canadians who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine are considered fully immunized now. Data tracked by CTVNews.ca found 50.06 per cent of Canadians 12 years of age and older have received two doses of a vaccine. Which is roughly equivalent to 44 per cent of the entire population in Canada.
Up till now, Canada has injected more than 16.7 million second shots and 26.2 million first doses. The province has put more effort into accelerating its vaccine rollout amid the growing issue with the Delta variant. Health officials in Canada have noticed that first-dose shots have started to slow because not enough young people are getting the shot.
Dr. Theresa Tam explained that younger adults tend to socialize more, and can transmit the virus to individuals who are vulnerable. Around 2 in three Canadians between the ages of 12 and 39 had at least one dose of a vaccine. According to The Canadian Press, this leaves 4.5 million people in that age group without any vaccine.
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