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How many COVID-19 vaccine doses could make the difference between a fourth wave in Canada and no wave at all? New models offer four scenarios

Femia Gabiana, a licensed practical nurse at B.C.'s Fraser Health region, administers a first dose of Pfizer vaccine at a walk-in vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park in Surrey, B.C. (Photo credit: The Globe and Mail)
Femia Gabiana, a licensed practical nurse at B.C.'s Fraser Health region, administers a first dose of Pfizer vaccine at a walk-in vaccination clinic at Bear Creek Park in Surrey, B.C. (Photo credit: The Globe and Mail)

Vaccinating at least 90 per cent of eligible Canadians against COVID-19 could tip the balance against new, more infectious variants much better than the 75-per-cent uptake Ottawa is pushing for. Here’s how things could play out

The difference between a fall in which COVID-19 is in retreat and one where it surges back in a fourth deadly wave may come down to whether Canada can achieve a B or an A+ with its vaccination effort.

That is the upshot of a new analysis conducted for The Globe and Mail that demonstrates the value of vaccinating at least 90 per cent of eligible individuals, including children 12 and up, as soon as possible. In Canada, this would be equivalent to the current rate of vaccination against polio as well as measles, mumps and rubella.

Click here for the full story on The Globe and Mail.

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