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The Canadian province of Quebec will charge a health tax to residents who are not vaccinated against Covid-19.
Only about 12.8% of Quebec residents are not vaccinated, but they make up nearly a third of all hospital cases.
While rare, Quebec is not the only region in the world seeking to impose a financial penalty on those unwilling to get jabbed.
Starting later this month, Greeks over age 60 are being required to pay a €100 fine for each month that they remain unvaccinated.
Singapore has required Covid patients to pay for their own medical bills if they are not vaccinated.