About seven in ten Canadians are against sharing vaccines with the rest of the world until the national immunization campaign is over, according to a poll released on Monday, as the country has ordered or reserved more than 400 million doses for 38 million inhabitants. “Almost three-quarters of Canadians (72%) believe that until all consenting people aged 12 and over receive their vaccine, the country should focus its efforts at home rather than at home. abroad, ”the Angus Reid Polling Institute said in a statement.
Conversely, 18% of Canadians believe that efforts should be focused on vulnerable people globally, a percentage that is increasing (25%) among young people aged 18 to 34, according to this survey conducted online from 2 to June 7, with 4,948 people.
To date, 70.1% of Canadians over 12 have received at least one dose, according to the latest figures from the Canadian government.
A billion doses promised by the G7
Four vaccines have so far been licensed in Canada: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, but only the first three have been administered.
On Sunday, the leaders of the G7 meeting in England promised a billion doses of anti-Covid vaccines to poor countries, by financing them or via the Covax sharing device, of which 100 million will come from Canada.
In detail, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada would donate 13 million doses to other countries via the Covax device.
Ottawa will also finance 87 million doses through the international mechanism responsible for accelerating access to tools to fight Covid (ACT Accelerator).
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