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Trudeau receives AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination

Last Updated Apr 23, 2021 at 2:04 pm EDT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has received his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Friday after the eligibility for the shot was lowered to 40 years of age and older in Ontario.

Trudeau shared the news in a tweet in which he said his wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, would also be getting the shot.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has already received his jab and Conservative leader Erin O’Toole is set to get his COVID-19 vaccine this weekend.


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Ontario lowered the eligibility of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from 55 years old to 40 and appointments became available on Tuesday. Over 1,400 pharmacies are currently offering the vaccine.

Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor John Tory also both publicly received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in a pharmacy.

The province has administered 4,266,802 vaccine doses so far and 351,354 residents have been fully vaccinated.