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Trudeau receives COVID booster in Ottawa as cases surge

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PM Trudeau receives COVID-19 booster
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received his booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. After being inoculated, Trudeau gave a thumbs-up to the camera and told Canadians to get vaccinated – Jan 4, 2022

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has joined the ranks of Canadians who are rolling up their sleeves for COVID-19 booster shots.

Trudeau received his third shot at an Ottawa pharmacy Tuesday morning.

The prime minister arrived around 8 a.m. and could be seen chatting with the pharmacist as the shot was prepared.

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Afterwards, the prime minister flashed a thumbs up to the cameras and urged Canadians to get vaccinated.

Provinces have been racing to deliver booster shots as COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations continue to surge to new heights.

Many have also chosen to delay the beginning of in-person schooling in the new year in an effort to limit the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

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