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Epidemiologist says it could be too soon to drop COVID-19 vaccine requirements at border

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Travis Long | tlong@newsobserver.com)

The federal government is expected to drop mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirements at its border as of Sept. 30

But one epidemiologist thinks it's a little soon to do so. 

Dr. Christopher Labos told The Sam Laprade Show on Sept. 21 the way COVID-19 evolves in Canada and around the world over the next few months will reflect whether it is too soon to loosen restrictions at the border. 

"Let's not forget, if you go back in time one year ago, a lot of people thought COVID was over but things worsened very quickly," he said. "A lot is going to depend what happens in the next little while."

Dr. Labos said global vaccine rollout and uptake, as well as emergence of any other variants will impact the decision, adding Canada needs to monitor the state of the pandemic globally if anything changes. 

Listen to the full interview with Dr. Christopher Labos below:

 

 

 

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