OTTAWA — The Division of Nationwide Defence says Canadian army personnel are coming ahead in droves to be vaccinated, with greater than 85 per cent of all troops receiving no less than one dose.
That stands in distinction to an obvious rash of vaccine hesitancy in the US army, the place some studies have recommended as many as one-third of American troops have declined to get a shot.
Defence Division spokesman Daniel Le Bouthillier says nearly all of unvaccinated Canadian service members are on depart or in distant places with restricted entry, and haven’t declined to get jabbed.
Army personnel are being vaccinated sooner than the remainder of Canadians, with solely half of the overall inhabitants having obtained no less than one dose.
Canadian Armed Forces members have been receiving pictures via the army’s healthcare system slightly than from the provinces or territories the place they stay.
However solely about 5 per cent of army members have been absolutely vaccinated with two pictures, a determine on par with the overall inhabitants the place simply over 4 per cent are absolutely immunized.
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Might 23, 2021.
The Canadian Press