The percentage of eligible Canadians, 12 or older, who have received their booster dosage is 56 percent.
Based on this data, the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continue to strongly caution the governments of Canada and the United States against changing entry/exit requirements at the Canada-U.S. land border, including changing the definition of being fully vaccinated.
Recently, the Government of Canada provided the following feedback to CTA regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccinations:
“The COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet, and there is still the possibility of a resurgence in cases of a new variant of concern. For this reason, it is important for individuals to remain up to date with the recommended vaccinations, meaning a primary two-dose series and a booster dose for adults 18 and over, and additional doses for older adults and at-risk individuals.”
Based on this response, CTA would like to provide the Government of Canada with the most recent data on booster rates amongst our cross-border drivers, with the Alliance preparing a brief survey to capture the latest information from members.
The completion of the survey will also allow CTA to present the impacts on the supply chain to governments on both sides of the border should these changes come into effect, including how the viability of Canadian trucking companies would be impacted should the booster requirement become a condition to cross the Canada-U.S. land border for truck drivers.
To participate in this survey, please click here.