Most Canadians are against sharing vaccines with the rest of the world

About seven in ten Canadians are opposed to sharing vaccines with the rest of the world before the end of the national immunization campaign, as the country has ordered or reserved more than 400 million doses for 38 million residents, according to a poll released Monday.

“Nearly three quarters of Canadians (72%) believe that until all willing people aged 12 and older get the vaccine, the country should focus its efforts at home, not at home.This is stated in a statement by the Angus Reid Poll Institute. In contrast, 18% of Canadians believe efforts should be focused on vulnerable people globally, and that percentage is growing (25%) among young people between the ages of 18 and 34, according to this survey conducted online June 2-7. participation of 4948 people.

To date, 70.1% of Canadians over the age of 12 have received at least one dose, according to the latest figures from the Canadian government. There are currently four vaccines licensed in Canada: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, but only the first three vaccines have been introduced. On Sunday, the leaders of the G7 meeting in England promised poorer countries a billion doses of Covid vaccines, either through funding or through a Covax sharing device, of which 100 million will come from Canada.

In particular, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will donate 13 million doses to other countries through the Covax device. Ottawa will also fund 87 million doses through the international mechanism responsible for accelerating access to tools to combat Covid (ACT Accelerator).

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