Trudeau Says COVID Vaccines Not 'Mandatory' But Not Getting Them Could Have 'Consequences'

He's answered some big questions.
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If you've been wondering "is getting a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory in Canada?" Justin Trudeau said that getting one of them isn't required but there could be "consequences" with that.

He participated in a virtual roundtable discussion with health care workers and community advocates that went through a bunch of topics including vaccines.

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Vaccines won't be mandatory. That's not the way we do things in Canada. Justin Trudeau

He told the group that COVID-19 vaccines aren't "mandatory" because "that's not the way we do things in Canada."

However, he did mention that not getting vaccinated could lead to public health consequences in a person's life.

That could include the ability to work in certain settings.

Trudeau also said that Canada is going to be respectful of people's choices but "the safety of all Canadians needs to come first."

Canada recently dropped in a COVID-19 vaccine ranking of how many doses have been administered in different countries.

As well, the rollout has been criticized here at home.

If you're wondering how much of the population has been vaccinated, there are statistics that you can view online.

Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccine and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.

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