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‘Majority’ of Canadians should be vaccinated against coronavirus by September: Trudeau

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(Rachel Gilmore/ Global News) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a majority of Canadians should be vaccinated against the coronavirus by next September.

He cited Canada’s top doctors as he detailed the news from outside his home on Friday.

“The fact that the doctors highlighted that if all goes according to plan, we should be able to have a majority of Canadians vaccinated by next September, puts us in very good stead,” Trudeau said, speaking from the front steps of Rideau Cottage.

“We’re working extremely hard to deliver as quickly and as safely as possible.”

One of Canada’s top doctors said shortly afterwards that a September timeline is “optimistic” – though he added that he shares that optimism with the prime minister. (…)