Global National: May 19, 2021 | When will Canadians get their 2nd COVID-19 vaccine dose?

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    In our top story: It’s a question that’s emerging more and more Canadians get our first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. When will we get our second shot and will the four-month interval between doses be shortened. A total of 17.8 million Canadians, or 47 per cent of those eligible, have had one dose, but only 1.4 million or 3.9 per cent have been fully vaccinated. With millions more doses arriving, provinces are accelerating their rollout and as second doses are administered, talk is now focusing on getting Canada’s elderly fully vaccinated.

    Vaccines are key to relaxing public health restrictions and opening the door to the possibility of going on vacation. The European Union (EU) on Wednesday said it is ready to open up to fully vaccinated visitors. The proposal still needs final approval and details are still being worked out. Abigail Bimman looks at what those plans mean for Canadians.

    The Tokyo Olympic Games are set to take place in July after being delayed a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Japan is now battling a spike in cases just weeks from the games. It’s not unique and many Asian countries are dealing with dangerous outbreaks after appearing to have the virus control. As Eric Sorensen reports, they also share a troubling trend in vaccinations.

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