Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Canadians that it's never too late to get vaccinated, adding that frontline health workers would be much happier to vaccinate than to intubate.
The prime minister praised the Canadians who "stepped up" and "did the right thing" by getting vaccinated, and scolded those who did not.
"It's not just about governments and health workers frustrated that there are Canadians who still choose to not get vaccinated. It's fellow Canadians as well," he said.
"When people see that we're in lockdowns... because of the risk posed to all of us by unvaccinated people, people get angry," said Trudeau, who then said that his government has taken steps to "incentivized" the vaccine.
"That front line health worker who's giving you your first dose of the vaccine... Will be immensely pleased to be able to give you that first dose of vaccine, even today. Because they'd much rather be giving you and injection... Than intubating you in an ICU," he said.
The Trudeau's words came as the Liberal government announced it would be sending out 140 million rapid tests to province’s this month.
As of Wednesday, Canada has seen 2.3 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 30,508 deaths attributed to the virus. (0.012 percent)