COVID-19: Vaccine Tracker Updates from December 4, 2020 to March 31, 2021

On December 9, 2020, just nine months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a global pandemic, Health Canada authorized the first COVID-19 vaccine for use in Canada.

Vaccine mobilization will involve a significant number of stakeholders and all levels of government. McCarthy Tétrault is closely monitoring the development of COVID-19 vaccines and their rollout across the country and the world in real time, and we will update this tracker as events unfold. If you require any assistance, please reach out to Awanish Sinha, Matthew Kelleher, or Kate McNeill-Keller.

This page is an archive of COVID-19 vaccination updates provided by McCarthy Tétrault between December 4, 2020 and March 31, 2021. Updates provided from April 1, 2021 to present are available here.

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Table of Contents:

International

  • March 31, 2021: Russia registered the world’s first COVID-19 vaccine for animals after tests showed the vaccine generated antibodies against COVID-19 in dogs, cats, foxes and mink. Animal vaccinations are intended to thwart future COVID-19 virus mutations (link).

  • March 31, 2021: Pfizer announced that the results of a small study indicate that the company’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in children as young as 12 (link)

  • March 19, 2021: The United States White House announced it would be sending 1.5 million and 2.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Canada and Mexico respectively. The United States has stockpiled enough COVID-19 vaccines that it risked some doses expiring without being used if some were not exported. The United States has not yet approved use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • March 17, 2021: The World Health Organization released a statement that it continues to recommend the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, but will continue to carefully assess the latest available data in light of reports of rare blood coagulation disorders in persons who had received the vaccine (link).

  • March 16, 2021: Moderna announced it began a study to test its COVID-19 vaccine in children between the ages of 6 months and 12 years (link)

  • March 8, 2021: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that Americans who have waited two weeks since their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can visit with other fully vaccinated people indoors without masks or physical distancing (link).

  • March 2, 2021: The United States government invoked the Defense Production Act to help equip two plants of the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. to produce the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Johnson & Johnson said the manufacturing arrangement will enable them to supply vaccines beyond their current commitments (link).

  • February 24, 2021: The World Health Organization announced that Ghana received the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX program (link).

  • February 22, 2021: The World Health Organization agreed to a no-fault compensation plan providing lump-sum compensation in full for claims of serious side effects in people in 92 poorer countries set to receive COVID-19 vaccines under the COVAX sharing program (link).

  • February 10, 2021: The World Health Organization recommended the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine be used widely, including by people over 65. The recommendation comes despite the fact that the vaccine appears to be less effective against some new forms of COVID-19 (link).

  • February 9, 2021: South Africa halted its planned rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after preliminary data suggested that the COVID-19 vaccine offers only minimal protection against the COVID-19 variant that originated in South Africa (link).

  • February 4, 2021: Britain launched a trial to assess the immune responses generated if doses from the Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines are combined in a two-shot schedule. Initial data from this trial is expected in June 2021 (link).

  • February 3, 2021: A study on the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine found that the vaccine may have a substantial impact in reducing transmission of the virus (link).

  • January 29, 2021: The one-dose COVID-19 vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson was reported to be 66% effective in a large-scale trial across several countries. The vaccine was 85% effective in stopping severe disease and preventing hospitalization (link).

  • January 28, 2021: Novavax Inc reported that its COVID-19 vaccine was 89% effective in a trial conducted in the United Kingdom. A mid-stage trial of the vaccine in South Africa, where a new variant of the virus is common, showed 60% effectiveness (link).

  • January 26, 2021: Officials in the European Union are threatening to restrict exports and take legal action in response to delivery delays from vaccine makers AstraZeneca and Pfizer (link).

  • January 25, 2021: Moderna said its COVID-19 vaccine produced virus-neutralizing antibodies in tests against new coronavirus variants found in the UK and South Africa (link).

  • January 22, 2021: Morocco received 2 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first country in Africa to receive a vaccine shipment large enough to begin a nationwide immunization program (link).

  • January 20, 2021: India began exporting Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine to neighbouring and key partner countries. The shipments will be among the first in the world directed to mid-income and lower-income countries (link).

  • January 19, 2021: Russia’s consumer health watchdog reported that a candidate COVID-19 vaccine known as “EpiVacCorona” proved 100% effective in early-stage trials (link).

  • January 13, 2021: The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac was found to be 50.4% effective, much lower than the 78% effectiveness previously announced (link).

  • January 11, 2021: Pfizer plans to produce 2 billion doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine this year, a 50% increase from the previous expected output (link).

  • January 8, 2021: The United Kingdom approved the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • January 8, 2021: World Health Organization experts issued recommendations that the first and second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be administered up to six weeks apart (link).

  • January 8, 2021: A Pfizer study suggests that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine works against the new COVID-19 variants found in the United Kingdom and in South Africa (link).

  • January 6, 2021: The European Union authorized the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the second vaccine to be approved. Member states of the European Union lag considerably behind other countries in vaccination efforts (link).

  • January 5, 2021: Moderna and Pfizer scientists say there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines currently being deployed will not protect against the new COVID-19 variant (link).

  • January 4, 2021: The United Kingdom began administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • December 31, 2020: Chinese health regulators gave conditional approval for the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • December 30, 2020: The United Kingdom approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine requires two doses and can be stored and transported under normal refrigeration (link).

  • December 29, 2020: An affiliate of China’s state-owned drug maker Sinopharm requested regulatory approval in China for a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine showed 79% efficacy and would be China’s first approved vaccine for general public use (link).

  • December 28, 2020: Novavax has begun a large late-stage study of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the United States (link).

  • December 27, 2020: The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be approved by U.K. authorities within the week and is believed to be effective against a new variant of COVID-19 that was first found in Britain (link).

  • December 22, 2020: Pfizer and Moderna both announced that they are testing their vaccines against the mutated version of the virus found in the United Kingdom. Moderna expects its vaccine to be protective against the new variant (link).

  • December 21, 2020: The European Medicines Agency has authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in the European Union. Distribution in some EU states could begin as early as Sunday (link).

  • December 20, 2020: The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend to the U.S. Centre for Disease Control that adults aged 75 and older and frontline essential workers be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines (link).

  • December 20, 2020: Distribution of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to vaccination sites began in the U.S. (link).

  • December 18, 2020: COVAX, a World Health Organization-affiliated organization aimed at ensuring rapid and income-equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all countries, announced that it has made arrangements to provide at least 1.3 billion donor-funded doses to 92 economically eligible countries by the end of 2021 (link).

  • December 17, 2020: The Chief of the European Commission announced that vaccinations will start across European Union states on December 27, 28, and 29 (link).

  • December 15, 2020: The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is set for regulatory approval in the U.S., as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration did not raise any major concerns about the vaccine in newly released documents (link).

  • December 13, 2020: Pfizer began distributing doses to vaccination sites in the United States (link).

  • December 11, 2020: Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline said that their potential COVID-19 vaccine would undergo further study in February 2021 after trials showed an insufficient immune response in adults over 50. This will delay the vaccine’s potential launch until the end of 2021 (link).

  • December 10, 2020: The National Health Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom advised that people with a history of significant allergic reactions should not receive the Pfizer vaccine after two NHS workers had allergic reactions on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. Several thousand vaccines have been administered since the rollout began. Both individuals are recovering (link).

  • December 8, 2020: The United Kingdom began the rollout of the Pfizer vaccine to the public, launching the global COVID-19 immunization effort (link).

Canada (Federal)

 

  • March 31, 2021: Indigenous Services Canada announced that over 50% of adults in First Nations, Inuit and Territorial communities have received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This includes over 70% of adults in the Territories (link).

  • March 30, 2021: The Procurement Minister announced that the first shipment to Canada of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be delivered at the end of April (link).

  • March 30, 2021: The Prime Minister announced that Pfizer has agreed to move up delivery of five million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine from later summer to June (link).

  • March 29, 2021: Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (“NACI”) recommended immediately suspending the administration of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine in individuals under 55 years of age following reports of rare but potentially fatal blood clots in Europe that appear to be connected to the COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • March 25, 2021: The Minister of Procurement announced that a shipment of 590,400 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine expected to arrive the weekend of March 27, 2021 will be delayed. The shipment is now expected to arrive no later than April 1, 2021 (link).

  • March 24, 2021: Health Canada issued a label change for the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to provide information on reports of blood clots following immunization. The department also issued guidance for healthcare professionals and COVID-19 vaccine recipients on potential symptoms to monitor (link).

  • March 24, 2021: The Government of Canada announced that it would send additional support from the Canadian Armed Forces to 23 on-reserve communities in Manitoba that are severely impacted by COVID-19 to accelerate the pace of immunization under Operation VECTOR. The Armed Forces will assist with vaccinating 50,000 people in these communities (link).

  • March 23, 2021: The office of the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade released a statement that the export restrictions on COVID-19 vaccine shipments being considered by the European Union are not expected to affect Canada (link).

  • March 23, 2021: Canada’s Chief Science Advisor advised against extending the time between doses of COVID-19 vaccines to four months in seniors (link).

  • March 18, 2021: The Minister of Procurement confirmed that the federal government is finalizing an agreement with the U.S. government to provide 1.5 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to Canada by the end of March 2021 (link).

  • March 18, 2021: Health Canada stated that the benefits of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine outweigh the risks and encouraged Canadians to get vaccinated with any COVID-19 vaccine authorized in Canada. This confirmation was provided after similar statements were issued by European regulators, following reports in Europe of blood clots occurring after vaccinations with the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • March 16, 2021: The National Advisory Committee on Immunization issued new advice stating that the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can and should be given to seniors (link).

  • March 12, 2021: The Prime Minister of Canada announced that Canada will receive at least one million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine per week between March 22 and May 10 (link).

  • March 9, 2021: The Prime Minister of Canada warned of manufacturing problems plaguing the production of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Canada has not been given a date for the country’s first delivery (link).

  • March 8, 2021: The Public Health Agency of Canada said the country will receive nearly 445,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and 465,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the next week (link).

  • March 5, 2021: Health Canada approved Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • March 5, 2021: The Prime Minister said that Pfizer agreed to move up delivery of 3.5 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine (originally scheduled to arrive in the summer of 2021) over the course of the next three months, with 1.5 million doses arriving in March of 2021, 1 million further doses in April of 2021, and another 1 million doses in May of 2021 (link).

  • March 3, 2021: The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) announced that it recommends jurisdictions extend the interval between first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses to four months. The NACI stated that this approach would maximize beneficiaries of first COVID-19 vaccine doses and contribute to health equity (link).

  • March 3, 2021: Health Canada authorized storage and transportation of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for up to two weeks at standard freezer temperatures instead of ultra-cold conditions. This will allow for more flexible transportation and redistribution of the vaccine (link).

  • March 2, 2021: Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is not recommending the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in individuals aged 65 years and older (link).

  • March 2, 2021: Canada’s Procurement Minister said nearly one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines are set to arrive in the country this week, with another roughly 900,000 doses expected early next week (link).

  • February 26, 2021: Health Canada approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in Canada along with a related vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute. Canada has secured access to 22 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, most of which are slated to arrive in the second and third quarters of 2021 (link).

  • February 22, 2021: The Public Health Agency of Canada stated Canada will receive a record 640,000 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines this week (link).

  • February 17, 2021: Indigenous Services Canada announced that nearly 27% of adults in First Nations, Inuit and Territorial communities have received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • February 16, 2021: A planned shipment of doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be delayed by at least one day due to harsh winter weather in the United States that has led to the closure of a major air shipping hub in Louisville, Kentucky (link).

  • February 15, 2021: India’s Serum Institute will ship COVID-19 vaccines to Canada within the next month (link).

  • February 15, 2021: Canada expects more than 400,000 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines this week, followed by 450,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine per week until the beginning of April, 2021 (link).

  • February 9, 2021: A senior medical adviser with Health Canada confirmed that the agency is in its final stages of reviewing the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • February 9, 2021: Health Canada agreed with a request from Pfizer to recognize that each vial of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine includes six doses, not five (link).

  • February 3, 2021: Procurement Minister Anand stated that 1.1 million doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine could arrive by the end of March through a World Health Organization program that Canada contributed to in September, 2020. Health Canada has not yet approved the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • February 2, 2021: The European Commission stated it will only apply COVID-19 vaccine export control restrictions to Canada and other countries in very limited cases (link).

  • February 2, 2021: The federal government entered into a deal with Novavax to produce its COVID-19 vaccine in Canada (link).

  • January 28, 2021: The federal government informed the provinces that Canada would be receiving only 3.5 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March, down from the initial commitment of 4 million doses. The reduction is based in Pfizer’s assertion that six doses of its vaccine can be extracted from each vial instead of five, which Canadian regulators have not approved (link).

  • January 27, 2021: Indigenous Services Canada announced that vaccinations have begun in 196 communities for First Nations or Inuit across the country (link).

  • January 26, 2021: Prime Minister Trudeau stated that he remains confident in Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine supplies despite the potential for European nations to impose export controls (link).

  • January 26, 2021: Providence Therapeutics said it will begin human clinical trials in Toronto of its own COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • January 21, 2021: The Prime Minister said that he spoke with the CEO of Pfizer to discuss timely COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to Canada, and stated that he received assurances that 4 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be received by the end of March (link).

  • January 20, 2021: Indigenous Services Canada announced that vaccinations have begun in 169 communities for First Nations or Inuit in all provinces and territories except Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island (link).

  • January 19, 2021: Canada will receive 82% of the COVID-19 vaccine doses it initially expected from Pfizer during the week of January 18, 2021 and will receive no deliveries of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during the week of January 25, 2021 (link).

  • January 15, 2021: Pfizer will temporarily reduce shipments of its COVID-19 vaccine to Canada as it is pausing some of its production lines in order to expand long-term manufacturing capacity. The company believes it will be able to catch up on the missed shipments by the end of March (link).

  • January 14, 2021: Canada is expected to receive up to one million doses a week of COVID-19 vaccines starting in April (link).

  • January 13, 2021: The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations stated that every effort should be made to follow the 21-day and 28-day dosing schedules recommended for the COVID-19 vaccines approved in Canada, but that the second dose can be delayed briefly in order to distribute vaccines in an efficient manner (link).

  • January 12, 2021: Canada secured another 20 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • January 12, 2021: Several teams of Canadian researchers across the country are building infrastructure for facilities to make COVID-19 vaccines with the help of new federal funding (link).

  • January 11, 2021:Canada opted not to exercise an option to buy up to 16 million additional doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as the doses would not arrive until late 2021 (link).

  • January 10, 2021: The Procurement Minister’s office said the federal government chose not to exercise its option to buy up to 16 million more doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The federal government had an option to receive up to 56 million doses total, and has already ordered 40 million doses (link).

  • January 10, 2021: The Public Health Agency of Canada issued a statement on mRNA vaccines and how they operate (link).

  • January 6, 2021: Correctional Services Canada announced the start of vaccinations of older vulnerable federal inmates as part of the vaccine rollout recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be used for these vaccinations (link).

  • January 5, 2021: Prime Minister Trudeau said he is frustrated by the provinces’ slow pace of COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Canada has received more than 424,050 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, but only 35% of these doses have been administered. Alberta, British Columbia, and PEI have administered the most doses on a per capita basis, while Manitoba has administered the fewest. Canada has been outpaced in its vaccination effort by the United States, the United Kingdom, Bahrain, Israel, Denmark, and the United Arab Emirates among others (link).

  • December 30, 2020: Health Canada issued a statement acknowledging that the United Kingdom authorized the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, but that Canada’s review process is ongoing. Health Canada requires further information and data from AstraZeneca before it can authorize the vaccine (link).

  • December 27, 2020: The first batch of doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Canada from Brussels via FedEx Express, with FedEx Canada responsible for physical deliveries in the country (link).

  • December 23, 2020: Health Canada authorized the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for use in Canada. It is the second COVID-19 vaccine to be approved (link). Canada is expected to receive up to 168,000 doses of the vaccine in December, 2020 and 40 million doses by the end of 2021(link).

  • December 21, 2020: Moderna has provided the final documents necessary for Health Canada to determine whether it can authorize the company’s COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • December 18, 2020: Health Canada issued a statement acknowledging that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, but that Canada’s review process is ongoing. The department stated that while it cannot provide a definite timeline, it expects its review will be completed in the coming weeks (link).

  • December 16, 2020: The Public Health Agency of Canada said in a statement to CBC News that Canada expects to have enough vaccine doses available to vaccinate every Canadian who would like to be inoculated by the end of September 2021. This date is based on the companies that Canada has signed purchase agreements with securing regulatory approvals and meeting delivery timelines (link).

  • December 15, 2020: Canada will have access to 168,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in December 2020, pending approval of the vaccine by Health Canada. Delivery of the Moderna vaccine is expected to begin within 48 hours of approval. Prime Minister Trudeau announced that the first doses of the Moderna vaccine will be directed to northern regions, remote and indigenous communities, as it has less stringent storage requirements than the Pfizer vaccine (link).

  • December 15, 2020: Canada will receive up to 200,000 additional doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine next week (link).

  • December 11, 2020: The Prime Minister stated that Canada’s first doses of the vaccine have arrived in the country (link).

  • December 10, 2020: The Prime Minister announced that the Federal Government would cover costs associated with COVID-19 vaccines, including the costs to administer them (link).

  • December 10, 2020: The Public Health Agency of Canada announced that it is implementing a no-fault vaccine injury support program for all Health Canada approved vaccines. This program, in collaboration with all provinces and territories, will provide Canadians with support in the event of an adverse reaction to a vaccine (link).

  • December 9, 2020: Health Canada announced its approval of the Pfizer vaccine, becoming the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized in Canada (link).

  • December 7, 2020: The Minister of Public Services and Procurement announced that Canada will receive up to 249,000 Pfizer vaccine doses in December 2020, contingent upon Health Canada’s approval of the vaccine (link).

  • December 4, 2020: The Government of Canada released a guide outlining the federal government’s immunization plan. The plan is comprised of seven key elements and the roles of key stakeholders in the plan (link).
     

British Columbia

  • March 31, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 756,080 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 87,351 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 30, 2021: The government of British Columbia announced that people aged 55 to 65 who are living in the Lower Mainland can register to receive a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • March 29, 2021: British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer announced that the province will temporarily suspend administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in all residents under 55 years of age (link).

  • March 24, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 582,634 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 87,180 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 23, 2021: The Minister of Health announced that the province is accelerating the timeline for COVID-19 vaccinations, allowing people who are “extremely clinically vulnerable” as well as some seniors to book their shots earlier than expected (link).

  • March 18, 2021: The Provincial Health Officer announced that starting March 20, 2021, people aged 79 and older can book their COVID-19 vaccination appointments, and that the province’s current age-based trajectory indicates everyone eligible for a vaccine will have access before July 1, 2021 (link).

  • March 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 444,140 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 87,093 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 15, 2021: The Provincial Health Officer stated that the province will continue to offer vaccines ahead of schedule to businesses that are seeing large outbreaks of COVID-19 (link).

  • March 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 355,340 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 86,960 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 9, 2021: British Columbia’s Health Ministry confirmed just under 15,000 appointments were booked on the first day residents over the age of 90 or Indigenous elders over the age of 65 could make appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • March 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 289,809 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 86,616 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 2, 2021: British Columbia’s Public Health Officer announced that all eligible adults should be able to get their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of July, 2021 (link).

  • March 1, 2021: Public health officials said that the timing between first and second doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines will be extended to four months (link).

  • February 26, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 252,373 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 73,808 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 24, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 230,875 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 62,608 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 23, 2021: British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer issued a public health order permitting dentists, paramedics, midwives, pharmacy technicians, and retired nurses to administer COVID-19 vaccines in the province (link).

  • February 19, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 192,942 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 36,923 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 176,015 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 26,030 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 157,797 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 14,316 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 8, 2021: The Provincial Health Officer said that the province is on track to begin mass immunization clinics in March of 2021, with people over the age of 80 to be the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • February 5, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 149,564 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 10,366 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 142,146 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 6,417 people have received both doses (link).

  • January 29, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 129,241 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 4,262 people have received both doses (link).

  • January 27, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 124,365 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 4,160 people have received both doses (link).

  • January 26, 2021: The Provincial Health Officer confirmed 56 reports of adverse reactions from COVID-19 vaccines (link).

  • January 22, 2021: The Government of British Columbia is expected to imminently release details regarding the province’s next steps in its COVID-19 vaccination plan (link).

  • January 20, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 98,125 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia (link).

  • January 19, 2021: Health officials in British Columbia are expecting a temporary shortfall of roughly 60,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks as a result of Pfizer’s previously announced delays (link).

  • January 15, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 75,914 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia (link).

  • January 15, 2021: Close to 60 First Nations in British Columbia are expected to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses next week. The shipments are being prioritized based on remoteness and whether a community has experienced a cluster of COVID-19 cases or deaths from the virus (link).

  • January 13, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 63,430 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia (link).

  • January 11, 2021: The Provincial Health Officer said that British Columbia will allow a 35-day gap between doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to maximize distribution while balancing supply (link).

  • January 11, 2021: British Columbia is set to receive 80,000 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines combined per week by the end of February, 2021 (link).

  • January 8, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 46,259 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia (link).

  • January 6, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 33,665 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia (link).

  • January 5, 2021: British Columbia aims to provide vaccines to 3,300 people a day for the next two weeks, with the second dose being administered 35 days after the first (link).

  • January 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 17,510 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia (link).

  • December 29, 2020: Since the start of immunizations, 11,930 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia (link).

  • December 27, 2020: The Provincial Health Officer said that British Columbia’s first batch of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine could arrive as early as Tuesday, December 29 (link).

  • December 22, 2020: Vaccine clinics opened in the Island Health, Interior Health, and Northern Health regions. Since the start of immunizations, 4,108 people have received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia (link).

  • December 21, 2020: The Minister of Health and Provincial Health Officer confirmed that 3,644 front-line health workers received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine last week (link).

  • December 16, 2020: The Minister of Health and Provincial Health Officer said in a joint statement that every health region in the province will receive weekly vaccine deliveries starting the week of December 21 (link).

  • December 15, 2020: The first British Columbians were vaccinated against COVID-19, with approximately 4,000 health-care workers to receive the vaccine in the coming days from its first batch (link).

  • December 14, 2020: British Columbia received its first batch of approximately 4,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • December 10, 2020: The Provincial Health Officer stated that the Ministry of Health is working with the RCMP to protect vaccine transportation after receiving information about efforts to sabotage immunization programs (link).

  • December 9, 2020: The Provincial Health Officer announced that the province plans on immunizing 400,000 people by the end of March, with priority given to residents and staff of long-term care homes and and health-care workers. By April 2021, prioritization will include teachers, grocery store workers, firefighters, and people working in food processing facilities (link).

  • December 9, 2020: The Government of British Columbia announced that a COVID-19 vaccine registration and record system is in development. The system will include a process to register for vaccine access and receive a formal immunization record (link).

  • December 9, 2020: The Government of British Columbia announced that the first round of 4,000 vaccinations will begin during the week of December 14, 2020 at two sites in the Lower Mainland, expanding to nine sites by January 2021. The initial vaccinations will be administered to Lower Mainland health-care workers in long-term care homes and front-line health-care workers essential to the COVID-19 response (link).

Alberta

  • March 31, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 608,032 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 97,561 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 30, 2021: Starting on this day, Alberta residents born in 1963 or earlier with eligible underlying medical conditions are able to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through participating pharmacies in Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer (link).

  • March 29, 2021: Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that the province will temporarily suspend administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in residents under 55 years of age (link).

  • March 24, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 512,248 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 93,910 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 18, 2021: The Government of Alberta announced that more than 250 pharmacies will offer COVID-19 vaccinations, with further pharmacy expansions expected by the end of March 2021 (link).

  • March 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 397,492 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 92,081 people have received both doses. The Government of Alberta also announced that community physicians would offer vaccinations in their clinics starting April 2021, and that COVID-19 vaccination appointments would be available to the 2A cohort beginning March 18, 2021 (link).

  • March 15, 2021: The Government of Alberta announced that, as of March 15, 2021, non-Indigenous Albertans born between 1947 and 1956 will be able to book vaccination appointments throughout the province. Also as of that date, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people born in 1971 or earlier will be eligible (link).

  • March 10, 2021: Alberta Health Services announced that Albertans 50 to 64 years old, as a well as First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people 35 to 49 years old, who do not have a severe chronic illness are eligible to make appointments for the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the online portal or by calling 811 (link).

  • March 8, 2021: The Government of Alberta announced it will accept proposals regarding COVID-19 vaccine development and manufacturing for a ten-day period starting March 8 and ending March 21 (link).

  • March 6, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 290,391 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 90,937 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 4, 2021: The Health Minister said that Alberta will expand its COVID-19 vaccine rollout to include people under the age of 75 starting March 15, 2021. The Health Minister also said that if shipments arrive as scheduled, all adults in the province will receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of June of 2021 (link).

  • March 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 255,283 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 89,094 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 3, 2021: Alberta’s Health Minister announced that the timeline to receive a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will be extended up to four months, bringing the province into alignment with British Columbia and the recommendation made by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (link).

  • March 2, 2021: Alberta’s Health Minister said that residents aged 65 or older will not receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine following new advice from the National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) (link).

  • February 25, 2021: The Minister of Health announced that over 100,000 Alberta seniors over the age of 75 have booked an appointment to receive their COVID-19 vaccination since becoming eligible to do so on February 24, 2021 (link).

  • February 24, 2021: The Minister of Health announced that Albertans aged 75 and older can now book COVID-19 vaccination appointments at more than 100 community pharmacies in Edmonton, Red Deer, and Calgary. The appointments will begin in the first week of March 2021, and the province is contacting additional pharmacies with an invitation to participate in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout (link).

  • February 23, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 180,755 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 73,718 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 19, 2021: The Government of Alberta announced that as of April 19, 2021, Alberta Health Services will offer COVID-19 vaccines to all residents in retirement centres and other congregate living facilities with residents aged 75 or older. Starting April 24, 2021, any Albertan living in the community born in 1946 or earlier will be eligible to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • February 19, 2021: The Government of Alberta announced that in Phase 2 of its COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, it will offer vaccines to anyone aged 50 to 74 years, anyone with high-risk underlying health conditions, First Nations and Métis people aged 35 and older, residents and staff in congregate living settings, and eligible caregivers (link).

  • February 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 152,056 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 56,594 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 16, 2021: Edmonton biotechnology company Entos Pharmaceuticals sent one of its two DNA-based COVID-19 vaccines to a lab in Ottawa to start Phase 1 of the approval process for public use (link).

  • February 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 129,452 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 36,999 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 9, 2021: The Kehewin Cree Nation received its first 100 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on February 8, 2021 (link).

  • February 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 109,341 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 18,970 people have received both doses (link).

  • January 27, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 101,123 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 11,362 people have received both doses (link).

  • January 20, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 95,243 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta (link).

  • January 19, 2021: Premier Jason Kenney said that the province has run out of COVID-19 vaccines. The province paused first dose appointments and postponed the roll-out to First Nations communities and general population seniors (link).

  • January 15, 2021: Minister of Health, Tyler Shandro, issued a statement indicating the government is unsure of how the reduction of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine supply will affect the planned roll-out of immunizations in the province (link).

  • January 13, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 58,144 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. The Province has also expanded COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to include paramedics and emergency medical technicians (link).

  • January 12, 2021: Premier Kenney stated that Alberta should be able to open up the vaccination program to the general public by around June 2021 (link).

  • January 11, 2021: The Premier of Alberta said the province is running out of COVID-19 vaccines and could exhaust its supply as early as next week (link).

  • January 8, 2021: Alberta added health care workers in medical, surgical, and COVID-19 vaccine units to the list of those eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • January 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 37,686 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta (link).

  • January 6, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 30,033 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta (link).

  • January 6, 2021: Alberta expects to receive an additional 13,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the coming days (link).

  • January 4, 2021: Alberta has received roughly 46,000 doses of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, combined (link).

  • December 29, 2020: The first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Alberta. The 16,900 doses will be directed to residents and staff in long-term care centres (link).

  • December 28, 2020: A total of 6,016 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta (link).

  • December 22, 2021: Alberta has received a second shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, containing 25,350 vaccine doses (link).

  • December 21, 2021: Alberta will receive 25,350 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during the week of December 21, 2020 (link).

  • December 15, 2020: The first Albertans were vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines are being offered in Calgary and Edmonton to respiratory therapists, intensive care unit physicians and staff, and eligible long-term care and designated supportive living workers (link).

  • December 14, 2020: Alberta received 3,900 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, with a further 25,350 vaccines expected to arrive in Alberta on December 21 (link).

  • December 9, 2020: The Government of Alberta announced that its first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine will arrive during the week of December 14, 2020. The initial vaccinations will focus on health-care workers at high-risk facilities, expanding to other health-care workers in January 2021. Eight locations across the province are equipped to store the vaccine. Phase 1 of the province’s rollout, focused on other priority groups, will begin in January 2021(link).

  • December 7, 2020: Government officials told the CBC that the first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine to the province will contain 3,900 doses (link).
  • November 28, 2020: The Premier stated that COVID-19 vaccination will not be mandatory (link).

Saskatchewan

  • March 31, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 192,927 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. 37,318 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 30, 2021: The Saskatchewan Health Authority announced that individuals aged 60 and older are eligible to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment (link).
  • March 29, 2021: The Saskatchewan Health Authority announced that the province will temporarily suspend administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in residents under 55 years of age (link).
  • March 29, 2021: The Government of Saskatchewan launched a province-wide advertising campaign encouraging Saskatchewan residents to get vaccinated (link).

  • March 25, 2021: The Saskatchewan Health Authority announced that individuals aged 62 and older are eligible to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment (link).

  • March 24, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 151,507 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. 31,526 people have received both doses. The province also announced that more than two-thirds of residents age 80 and older and 30% of residents in their 70s have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose (link).

  • March 22, 2021: The Saskatchewan Health Authority announced that the drive-thru clinic administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is temporarily closed until more doses are available (link).

  • March 21, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 139,827 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. 31,170 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 18, 2021: The Government of Saskatchewan amended the province’s occupational health and safety regulations to allow for paid time off from work for an employee to get vaccinated for COVID-19. The amendment is effective immediately (link).

  • March 18, 2021: The Government of Saskatchewan announced the start of phase 2 of its COVID-19 vaccine delivery program. Phase 2 includes individuals considered clinically extremely vulnerable and those living in select congregate settings, such as group homes and emergency shelters (link).

  • March 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 112,168 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. 29,597 people have received both doses. The Government of Saskatchewan also announced that residents 50-69 years of age in the Northern Administrative District can now book COVID-19 vaccination appointments by phone (link).

  • March 15, 2021: The Saskatchewan Health Authority announced that the Province’s first mass drive-thru clinic administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine opened to residents aged 64-years old only (link).

  • March 11, 2021: Saskatchewan residents ages 85 and over are now able to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments online or over the phone (link).

  • March 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 94,386 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. 28,053 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 9, 2021: The Premier and the Chief Medical Health Officer of Saskatchewan announced that phase two of the province’s COVID-19 vaccination plan is set to begin in early April and that by June 14, 2021 those under 30 years old will be able to get vaccinated (link).

  • March 8, 2021: Saskatchewan is set to receive 7,020 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on March 9, 2021, divided equally between Regina and Saskatoon. The province will receive another 7,020 doses on March 10, 2021, with 4,680 doses to go to North Battleford, and 1,170 doses to go to Yorkton and Prince Albert, each (link).

  • March 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 91,884 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. 28,011 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 4, 2021: The Premier said that Saskatchewan will extend the interval between the first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines up to four months. The Premier said that this extension, combined with continued access to COVID-19 vaccines, could mean that everyone in the province can get their first dose by the end of June of 2021 (link).

  • March 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 81,597 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. 27,402 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 2, 2021: Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer said the province will make a decision by the end of the week of March 1, 2021 on whether to extend the time between the first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines to four months (link).

  • February 28, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 78,226 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. 26,418 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 25, 2021: The Government of Saskatchewan announced they would use an online booking system for COVID-19 vaccination appointments, a change from their previously announced strategy of reaching out to those eligible for vaccinations (link).

  • February 24, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 63,345 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. 20,344 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 22, 2021: The Government of Saskatchewan announced pharmacists in the Province will be able to deliver COVID-19 vaccines in Phase 2 of the province’s immunization plan (link).

  • February 21, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 60,743 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. 18,810 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 17, 2021: The Ministry of Health announced that Saskatchewan expects 12,870 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in five population centres by February 18, 2021 (link).

  • February 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 50,326 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. 14,013 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 16, 2021: The Government of Saskatchewan announced an update to its vaccine distribution plan, adding an estimated 11,500 health-care workers to its Phase 1 priority list (link).

  • February 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 45,371 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan is expected to receive 1,950 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on February 11, 2021 (link).

  • February 9, 2021: The Government of Saskatchewan released its COVID-19 Immunization Delivery Plan. Phase two of vaccination sequencing in the province will focus on the general population in 10-year increments, starting with ages 60-69 (link).

  • February 6, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 41,254 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • February 4, 2021: Saskatchewan is expected to receive 6,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on February 5, 2021 for distribution in the Far North, North, and Central West zones of the province (link).

  • February 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 35,763 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. 5,039 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 1, 2021: Saskatoon’s VIDO-InterVac began clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • January 31, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 35,359 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • January 27, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 34,615 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • January 26, 2021: The Premier stated that Saskatchewan has virtually run out of COVID-19 vaccines but is expected to receive more than 12,000 doses during the week of February 1, 2021. (link).

  • January 24, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 33,039 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • January 21, 2021: The Government of Saskatchewan received 2,925 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during the week of January 18, 2021. These COVID-19 vaccine doses will be distributed to priority populations in four areas (link).

  • January 21, 2021: The Government of Saskatchewan announced that the administration of a first COVID-19 vaccine dose has been completed for long-term care homes in more than 40 communities. The Government also announced that it would implement recommendations to extend the time between the first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses up to 42 days where operationally necessary in order to deliver more first doses to eligible people (link).

  • January 20, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 27,233 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. A shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine received during the week of January 18, 2021 will allow limited vaccinations to continue into the week of January 25, 2021 (link).

  • January 19, 2021: The Government of Saskatchewan is expecting to run out of COVID-19 vaccine in the next few days. The shortage should not have an impact on those requiring a second dose (link).

  • January 18, 2021: Seniors over the age of 70 and living in the city of Prince Albert are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • January 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 20,159 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • January 14, 2021: Saskatchewan updated its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan based on the expected allocations of vaccines from the federal government (link).

  • January 13, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 10,400 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • January 12, 2021: Premier Moe acknowledged Saskatchewan’s slow start to the vaccine rollout and stated that changes were being made to increase the speed of distribution (link).

  • January 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 7,929 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • January 7, 2021: Saskatchewan announced that the province will receive more than 11,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine weekly beginning in February, 2021 (link).

  • January 6, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 4,524 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. All remaining Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses received to date have been allocated to the province’s far North East and North East zones (link).

  • January 5, 2021: Immunization against COVID-19 began in Saskatchewan’s Far North, using the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • January 4, 2021: The Health Minister announced the province expects to receive 6,825 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for each of the weeks of January 11, 18, and 25, a downward revision from 10,725 doses each week (link).

  • January 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 3,866 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • December 28, 2020: Since the start of immunizations, 2,371 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • December 23, 2020: The government of Saskatchewan announced that 4,900 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine would be arriving in Saskatchewan the week of December 28, 2020 (link).

  • December 22, 2020: Immunization against COVID-19 began in Saskatoon, with 1,950 health-care workers expected to receive their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the coming days (link).

  • December 21, 2020: The total COVID-19 vaccinations completed to December 21 is 1,519 (link).

  • December 20, 2020: The total COVID-19 vaccinations completed to December 20 is 1,285 (link).

  • December 17, 2020: Saskatchewan received a second shipment of the Pfizer vaccine, expanding its pilot vaccination project to frontline staff in the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and anesthetists (link).
  • December 15, 2020: Saskatchewan received its first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and began administering the 1,950 doses at Regina General Hospital to health-care workers (link).

  • December 11, 2020: The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan released an advisory addressing questions around the approval, delivery, and administration of vaccines (link).

  • December 9, 2020: The Government of Saskatchewan released its COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Plan, with the first shipment containing 1,950 Pfizer vaccine doses expected to arrive by December 15, 2020. The initial vaccines will be delivered to health-care workers providing direct care to COVID-19 patients. The first phase of the Delivery Plan following the initial shipment will focus on higher-risk populations and will begin in December 2020. 202,052 vaccine doses are expected within the first quarter of 2021 (link).

  • December 1, 2020: The Health Minister said that COVID-19 vaccination will not be mandatory (link).

Manitoba

 

  • April 5, 2021: The Government of Manitoba announced that the opening of 24 clinics scheduled to administer COVID-19 vaccines will be rescheduled after two shipments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine were delayed (link).

  • March 29, 2021: Manitoba’s medical lead on its COVID-19 vaccine task force announced that the province will temporarily suspend administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in all residents under 55 years of age (link).

  • March 24, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 146,529 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. 47,438 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 22, 2021: The province opened another COVID-19 vaccine supersite in Morden, Manitoba. The Government of Manitoba expanded vaccine eligibility to residents 67 years of age and older and First Nations people 47 years of age and older (link).

  • March 17, 2021: The Government of Manitoba launched the #ProtectMB campaign to encourage COVID-19 vaccine uptake, with a dedicated website to provide information about clinic locations, COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, myth-busting information, and other real-time updates related to COVID-19 vaccines (link).

  • March 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 113,275 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. 36,663 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 94,785 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. 30,792 people have received both doses. The Government of Manitoba also announced that the first shipment of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine was received on March 9, 2021 (link).

  • March 10, 2021: The Minister of Health and Seniors Care announced that the province is opening pop-up vaccination clinics in rural and northern communities beginning March 15, 2021 (link).

  • March 8, 2021: A COVID-19 vaccine supersite meant to serve Manitoba’s Interlake-Eastern Health Region opened in Selkirk on this day (link).

  • March 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 84,937 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. 29,847 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 5, 2021: Starting March 5, 2021, the province will stop booking second-dose appointments in response to limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccines (link).

  • March 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 80,171 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. 29,276 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 1, 2021: Manitoba residents born on or before December 31, 1930 and First Nations people born on or before December 31, 1950 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • February 24, 2021: The Government of Manitoba has made First Nations vaccination data publicly available, including information on the percentage of on-reserve populations that have received one or two COVID-19 vaccine doses (link).

  • February 24, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 66,372 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. 26,558 people have received both doses. The Government of Manitoba also announced that all residents of personal care homes will have had the opportunity to receive their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the week of February 22, 2021 (link).

  • February 23, 2021: The Government of Manitoba expects that residents aged 95 and older and First Nations people aged 75 and older will be able to start booking COVID-19 vaccine appointments this week (link).

  • February 19, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 84,810 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. 23,747 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 56,707 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. 21,698 people have received both doses. The Government of Manitoba also announced that it expects a total 23,650 doses of Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to arrive in the province during the week of February 22, 2021 (link).

  • February 15, 2021: Calgary-based Providence Therapeutics will manufacture its COVID-19 vaccine at Emergent BioSolutions in Winnipeg, with roll-out in Manitoba expected in July of 2021 (link).

  • February 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 50,554 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. 16,624 people have received both doses. Manitoba also announced that its current vaccine delivery capacity is 7,499 doses per day. (link).

  • February 10, 2021: The Health and Seniors Care Minister signed an order to allow new professions to administer the COVID-19 vaccine under certain conditions. The professions are athletic therapists, chiropractors, dental hygienists, massage therapists, and optometrists (link).

  • February 8, 2021: Manitoba pharmacies and medical clinics can now apply to administer COVID-19 vaccines (link).

  • February 8, 2021: Manitoba is expected to receive 3,510 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the next week, and another 15,210 doses the following week (link).

  • February 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 43,318 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. 10,466 people have received both doses. The province also announced that it would begin administering second-dose immunizations to personal care homes during the week of February 8, 2021 (link).

  • February 3, 2021: The co-lead of Manitoba’s Vaccine Implementation Task Force said the province is planning to ramp up its vaccine capacity to deliver 20,000 doses per day in the second quarter of 2021(link).

  • February 1, 2021: The first doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered at Manitoba’s third supersite in the city of Thompson (link).

  • January 29, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 35,338 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. 5,934 people have received both doses (link).

  • January 28, 2021: The Government of Manitoba announced that all people who received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be able to get their second dose within the recommended window despite the supply disruptions. However, several hundred second dose appointments initially schedule for the week of February 15, 2021 may need to be rescheduled (link).

  • January 27, 2021: The Government of Manitoba released the full plan for its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine distribution plan is based on age with no priority given to those with underlying health conditions (link).

  • January 27, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 33,361 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. 5,087 people have received both doses (link).

  • January 20, 2021: The Government of Manitoba announced that it expects all personal care home residents will receive their first COVID-19 vaccine doses by the end of January (link).

  • January 20, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 20,265 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. 2,145 people have received both doses (link).

  • January 20, 2021: The Government of Manitoba launched a COVID-19 vaccine dashboard to provide the public with information about the province’s immunization campaign. The province will update the dashboard daily with statistics such as doses received and administered, as well as statistics based on age, sex and region of residence (link).

  • January 19, 2021: The Government of Manitoba will be able to keep all existing vaccine appointments and schedule an additional 4,000 vaccine appointments despite the reduced shipments of doses of COVID-19 vaccines arriving from the federal government (link).

  • January 18, 2021: The first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered at the newly established vaccine centre in Brandon’s Keystone Centre (link).
  • January 15, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 13,539 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba (link).

  • January 15, 2021: Health and Seniors Care Minister, Heather Stefanson, announced that no vaccination appointments would be disrupted by news of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine supply being reduced (link).

  • January 13, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 12,409 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. 1,660 people have received both doses. The Province has also expanded its COVID-19 vaccination eligibility criteria to include staff employed in congregate group care settings, such as homeless shelters and child and family services (link).

  • January 13, 2021: The Premier of Manitoba said that 4,100 priority health-care workers would be vaccinated at the Keystone COVID-19 immunization super-site during its first week of operations. The Premier also said that the province expects to administer 1,150 COVID-19 vaccine doses to personal care home residents by the end of this week as part of the 28-day campaign targetting personal care homes (link).

  • January 11, 2021: Vaccinations began in personal care homes. All personal care home residents are expected to receive their first vaccine dose within the next 28 days. The Keystone Centre super-site in Brandon will open on January 18, 2021 (link).

  • January 10, 2021: Manitoba expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to certain first responders and home-care workers (link).

  • January 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 9,498 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba (link).

  • January 8, 2021: The first COVID-19 vaccine doses earmarked for First Nations communities in Manitoba were administered (link).

  • January 7, 2021: Manitoba projects that approximately 70% of Manitobans will receive two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines before the end of 2021 (link).

  • January 6, 2021: The Manitoba government announced the launch of a 28-day campaign to immunize all eligible personal care home residents on-site in 135 locations across the province. An estimated 9,834 people will be immunized through this prioritization campaign (link).

  • January 6, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 5,165 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. The first apppointments for second-dose immunizations have now started in the province, as Manitoba expects at least 4% of its population to be vaccinated by the end of February (link).

  • January 4, 2021: The RBC Convention Centre super site opened in Winnipeg and immunized 850 people in its first day of operation. The province received its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, containing 7,300 doses (link).

  • January 4, 2021: The Chief Provincial Public Health Officer said the province expects to administer roughly 7,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming week (link).

  • December 29, 2020: Since the start of immunizations, approximately 2,477 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba (link).

  • December 28, 2020: Manitoba expanded the list of who is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • December 27, 2020: Starting January 4, 2021, the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg will be the centre for COVID-19 vaccinations (link).

  • December 26, 2020: Manitoba reported one adverse effect from the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • December 22, 2020: A total of 1,192 people have been immunized with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. All 1,300 immunization appointments available for the week of December 21, 2020 have been booked by eligible health-care providers (link).

  • December 21, 2020: Manitoba expanded the number of available immunization appointments from 900 to more than 1,300 because immunizers have consistently been able to draw six doses of vaccine from each vial, instead of the expected five. More than 1,200 eligible health-care workers have vaccine appointments for the week of December 21, 2020 (link).

  • December 16, 2020: The first Manitobans were vaccinated against COVID-19 at the province’s first immunization clinic. Prioritiy was granted to front-line health-care providers (link).

  • December 16, 2020: The Manitoba government launched its first COVID-19 immunization clinic, which expects to immunize 900 health-care providers in the first priority group within the next three days. Additional doses of the vaccine are expected to be delivered later in December (link).

  • December 15, 2020: Manitoba received its first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine (link).

  • December 12, 2020: The Government of Manitoba identified the first priority population group to receive vaccinations, which consist of health care workers whose work involves direct contact with certain vulnerable patients in care facilities. Immunization clinics for the first priority population group will begin next week, with the initial 900 doses being allocated by appointment on a first-come, first-served basis (link).

  • December 10, 2020: The Government of Manitoba announced that it will launch a COVID-19 immunizer micro-credential course on December 15, 2020. Participants in the free, eight-hour course will learn about safe COVID-19 vaccination procedures. The Premier has encouraged retired health-care workers, students, and others that meet a baseline of skills and knowledge to take the course to update their vaccine knowledge and skills and join the province’s vaccine campaign (link).

  • December 10, 2020: The Office of the Premier said that it received confirmation from federal officials that it would receive 15 per cent extra doses of the Moderna vaccine because of the province’s comparatively high Indigenous population. Adults living in Indigenous communities are considered a priority at-risk population (link).

  • December 9, 2020: The Province of Manitoba announced its initial COVID-19 vaccination plan, with the first shipment of containing 1,950 Pfizer vaccine doses arriving during the week of December 14, 2020. The initial vaccinations will be provided to front-line health-care workers in critical care units. Future vaccines will first be provided to priority groups recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization. Manitoba has set up its first immunization clinic in Winnipeg, with six other municipalities also opening clinics over the next three months. Manitoba expects to receive 228,000 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine by the end of March 2021 (link).

Ontario

  • March 29, 2021: Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that the province will temporarily suspend administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in all residents under 55 years of age (link).
  • March 29, 2021: The Government of Ontario extended COVID-19 vaccination bookings to individuals aged 70 and older in additional regions of the province outside Toronto (link).

  • March 26, 2021: Starting March 27, 2021, the Government of Ontario extended COVID-19 vaccination bookings to individuals aged 70 and older in Toronto (link).

  • March 24, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 1,676,150 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 302,664 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 24, 2021: The Government of Ontario unveiled its 2021 budget, announcing that it would invest more than $1 billion to support the administration, distribution and rollout of the province’s COVID19 vaccination campaign. This includes investments to transport older adults and persons with disabilities to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments (link).

  • March 23, 2021: The Government of Ontario released a document providing details on who will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine when the province officially begins Phase 2 in April (link).

  • March 22, 2021: The Government of Ontario expanded vaccine eligibility to all residents 75 years of age and older. Premier Ford announced that a pharmacy pilot project through which pharmacies are administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to residents 60 years of age and older will be expanded in the coming weeks to include Peel and York regions, subject to supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • March 18, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 1,359,453 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 292,269 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 14, 2021: The Government of Ontario announced that an online booking system and customer service desk to support COVID-19 vaccination appointment bookings will be available to the general public as of March 15, 2021 (link).

  • March 11, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 1,019,407 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 281,714 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 8, 2021: The City of Toronto launched its own website and hotline for booking COVID-19 vaccine appointments as an interim measure until Ontario’s centralized online registration system is operational. The booking system is only available to priority groups at this time (link).

  • March 8, 2021: The Government of Ontario announced that it completed the first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations in all 31 fly-in northern communities and Moosonee (link).

  • March 4, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 784,828 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 268,118 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 2, 2021: Ontario’s Health Minister said the province will not administer the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to residents aged 65 years or older following recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (link).

  • February 25, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 621,960 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 255,449 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 24, 2021: The head of Ontario’s immunization task force announced that the province’s online portal for booking appointments for COVID-19 vaccines is set to launch on March 15, 2021.

  • February 22, 2021: The Ontario Health Minister confirmed that local public health units are responsible for designing and implementing their own plans to administer COVID-19 vaccines (link).

  • February 18, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 501,867 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 205,802 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 11, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 426,836 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 136,988 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 11, 2021: The Ontario government announced that it finished administering the first round of COVID-19 vaccines to voluntary eligible residents in every long-term care home across the province (link).

  • February 8, 2021: Ontario is in the process of building an online booking portal for eventual mass immunizations, with the goal to incorporate registration and eligibility into the portal for late-February to early-March, 2021 (link).

  • February 4, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 355,055 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 80,977 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 2, 2021: Ontario announced that the province will not meet its target to administer first doses of COVID-19 vaccines to all long-term care residents and other high-priority groups due shipment delays of COVID-19 vaccines (link).

  • January 28, 2021: Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health recommended extending the dosing interval of the second shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to 35 days but no more than 42 days, in order to accommodate supply disruptions. Before this announcement the province recommended a dosing interval between 21 and 42 days (link).

  • January 28, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 317,240 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 55,286 people have received both doses (link).

  • January 25, 2021: The Ontario government updated its COVID-19 vaccination plan in response to the delay in Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shipments. Ontario will receive no Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines the week of January 25 and only 26,325 the week of February 1, instead of a planned 80,000 in this period (link).

  • January 21, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 253,817 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 40,225 people have received both doses (link).

  • January 19, 2021: Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer said that the province will delay administering second doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 42 days, instead of the advised 21 days, in response to Pfizer’s recent announcement to delay shipments to Canada. The province also paused administration of COVID-19 vaccines at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre due to the delay (link).

  • January 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 159,021 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 13,293 people have received both doses (link).

  • January 13, 2021: The Government of Ontario announced that it plans to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in all nursing homes and high-risk retirement homes by February 15, 2021, with an expectation that residents, workers, and essential caregivers will get their first doses by that date. This follows an earlier pledge by the Government to give the vaccine to long-term care facilities in hot spots by January 21, 2021 (link).

  • January 13, 2021: Ontario released information regarding Phase 2 of its vaccine rollout. Phase 2 will see up to 8.5 million people vaccinated by the end of July 2021, with vaccine clinics at pharmacies, primary care settings, and community locations to be added to facilitate the distribution. The first municipally run vaccination site will open on January 18, 2021 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Groups eligible to receive vaccines during Phase 2 will include older adults, individuals living and working in high-risk congregate settings, frontline essential workers, and individuals with high-risk chronic conditions and their caregivers (link).

  • January 8, 2021: Ontario is now allowing pregnant and/or breastfeeding people to access both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines (link).

  • January 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 72,631 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 2,173 people have received both doses (link).

  • January 5, 2021: Ontario plans to administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to all long-term care residents and staff in Toronto, Peel Region, York Region, and Windsor-Essex by January 21, 2021 (link).

  • December 30, 2020: Ontario released an ethical framework for COVID-19 vaccine distribution that will guide the province’s decision-making going forward (link).

  • December 30, 2020: Fifty thousand doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are expected to be made available for use in Ontario today. The head of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination program asked Health Canada to look into the possibility of providing the Moderna vaccine as a single dose rather than two (link).

  • December 29, 2020: Ontario administered more than 14,000 of the 90,000 doses included in its initial shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Ontario’s vaccine administration pace is considerably behind other provinces (link).

  • December 28, 2020: Ontario has changed its COVID-19 vaccination plan to give a first dose to as many people as possible and no longer hold second doses in reserve (link).

  • December 21, 2020: Over 3,000 frontline health workers have been vaccinated against COVID-19 (link).

  • December 18, 2020: Ontario announced the expansion of COVID-19 vaccination locations to 17 additional hospital sites (link).

  • December 15, 2020: The Chair of Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force expects that Ontario will have 1.2 million people vaccinated in the first quarter of 2021, with some hospitals expected to administer more than a 1,000 vaccines per day once the immunization campaign takes full flight (link).

  • December 14, 2020: Ontario administered the first COVID-19 vaccination in Canada to Anita Quidangen, a personal support worker. Over 2,500 health-care workers in hospitals and long-term care homes will be vaccinated in Ontario over the coming days and weeks during its first phase (link).

  • December 11, 2020: The Government of Ontario announced its three-phase vaccination plan. The pilot project will vaccinate over 2,500 health care workers in Toronto and Ottawa, and will test the logistics of delivery, reconstitution of the vaccine, clinic management, and post-vaccine surveillance (link).

  • December 10, 2020: The chair of Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force said that the province would receive 6,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine on December 14, 2020. Health-care workers in Toronto and Ottawa will be the first recipients. The chair also said that the province now expects to receive 90,000 Pfizer vaccine doses by the end of December and as many as 85,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine, provided that it is approved in the coming weeks (link).

  • December 7, 2020: The Premier announced that Ontario could receive its first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine during the week of December 14, 2020, with 85,000 doses expected this month. The chair of Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force stated that Ontario’s vaccination program would occur in three phases, with Phase 1 focused on those most vulnerable to COVID-19. Ontario expects to receive 2.4 million vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna during Phase 1, which will occur during the first three months of 2021 (link).

  • December 7, 2020: The Government of Ontario announced the key groups to receive the initial COVID-19 vaccines. The groups, including long-term care home residents, health workers, and adults in Indigenous communities, align with those recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (link).

  • December 1, 2020: The Health Minister said that COVID-19 vaccination will be voluntary (link).

Québec

 

  • March 30, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that it has paused its use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 55, as a precautionary measure. The ministry stated that it made the decision based on recommendations from Québec and national health advisory boards, and that the suspension of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will last until further notice, pending expert assessments (link).
  • March 29, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 1,222,884 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 14.4% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • March 25, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 1,024,713 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 12.1% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • March 22, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 944,793 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 11.1% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • March 19, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that people 65 and older in all health regions of Québec can now make an appointment to be vaccinated against COVID-19. (link).

  • March 18, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that some people with a physical disability, an intellectual disability or an autism spectrum disorder will be prioritized for vaccination against COVID-19. This prioritization applies only to people with disabilities living in intermediate or family resources, in residences with continuous assistance and in facilities that have an agreement with a health and social services network institution (link (FR)).

  • March 18, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 804,806 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 9.5% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • March 17, 2021: The Government of Québec announced that Québec social assistance program providers will reimburse transportation costs for those who need to travel to get a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • March 15, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 715,581 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 8.4% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • March 11, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 599,833 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 7.1% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • March 9, 2021: The Government of Québec announced that it will administer the newly approved Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to seniors, despite Canada’s national vaccine expert panel recommending against its use for people over the age of 65 (link).

  • March 8, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 564,302 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 6.7% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • March 4, 2021: The Government of Québec announced pharmacies can start administering COVID-19 vaccines as of March 15, 2021 (link).

  • March 4, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 472,710 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 4.8% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • March 1, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 432,255 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 4.4% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • February 25, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 376,910 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 3.9% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • February 23, 2021: Québec’s health authorities announced that as of March 1, 2021, Québec residents over 80 will be able to make appointments at mass vaccination centres across the province. In Montréal, Québec residents between the ages of 70 and 79 will also be allowed to make appointments (link (FR)).

  • February 22, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 344,990 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 3.5% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • February 18, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 299,673 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 3.1% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • February 16, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that Montréal will receive 6% more of the province’s supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses, as Québec is concentrating its vaccination efforts there (link (FR)).

  • February 16, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced it will ramp up its mass inoculation program, as 91,260 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine are expected to be delivered this week (link).

  • February 15, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 294,962 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 3% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • February 8, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 256,550 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 2.6% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • February 4, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 243,955 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 2.5% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • February 1, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 238,227 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 2.79% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • January 30, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced immunizations are halted, as the province administered all of the doses of a COVID-19 vaccine received. Health care providers are still able to administer a small number of additional doses extracted from the vials already received (link (FR)).

  • January 28, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 232,986 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 2.73% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • January 25, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 218,755 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 2.56% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • January 24, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced the vaccination schedule in private seniors’ residences is delayed because of reduced shipments of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccination in these residences will still start on January 25, 2021, but doses will be administered at a slower rate (link).

  • January 21, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 174,260 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec (link).

  • January 19, 2021: Following the reduction of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine supply, the Government of Québec announced it must review the schedule of its vaccination campaign against COVID-19. The Government's target of 250,000 doses administered by February 8 has therefore been revised to 225,000 doses (link (FR)).

  • January 18, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 146,694 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec (link).

  • January 18, 2021: 75% of long-term care home residents in Québec received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (link (FR)).

  • January 14, 2021: The Health Minister of Québec announced the province’s vaccination strategy is to administer the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine within 42 to 90 days after the first dose (link).

  • January 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 107,365 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec (link).

  • January 11, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 92,452 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec (link).

  • January 8, 2021: The Government of Québec provided more clarity on the vaccination schedule. Québec aims to administer the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to 160,000 health-care workers by February 8, 2021, and to 245,000 health-care workers by March 1, 2021. Québec aims to start administering doses in private retirement homes during the week of January 25, 2021, and to have vaccinated 102,000 residents by the end of February 2021. Québec aims to have vaccinated 35,000 people in remote communities in northern Québec by the end of February 2021. Québec aims to start administering doses to people aged 80 and over, the 5th priority group, and people aged 70 to 79, the 6th priority group, in the week of February 15, 2021, and in the week of March 15, 2021, respectively (link).

  • January 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 48,632 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec (link).

  • January 7, 2021: The Government of Québec aims to administer 250,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by February 8, 2021 (link (FR)).

  • January 5, 2021: The first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Québec, in two long-term care homes in Montreal (link (FR)).

  • December 17, 2020: The Government of Québec announced that it expects to receive 1.3 million doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines by March 31, 2021, making it possible to vaccinate 675,000 people. The first two priority groups (vulnerable people living in long-term care home residents and healthcare workers) will then be vaccinated (link (FR)).

  • December 17, 2020: The Government of Québec announced that on December 21, 2020, 21 vaccination centres will open across the province (link (FR)).

  • December 14, 2020: The vaccination campaign launched in Québec, starting in two long-term care homes in Montreal and Quebec City. The province aims to vaccinate more than 50,000 people by January 4, 2020 (link).

  • December 9, 2020: The Premier, as well as health officials, have maintained that COVID-19 vaccination will not be mandatory (link).

  • December 7, 2020: The Health Minister announced that Québec expects to begin vaccinating long-term care home residents on site during the week of December 14, 2020 if the Pfizer vaccine is approved by Health Canada. 4,000 doses are expected in the initial shipment. The Health Minister expects up to 28,000 immunizations by January 4, 2021 and up to 650,000 vaccinations in the first three months of 2021 if the Moderna vaccine is approved. Public vaccinations will occur at more than 20 locations (link).

  • December 7, 2020: The National Institute of Public Health of Québec proposed an order of priority of groups for vaccination, establishing 12 levels of priority. Long-term care home residents and health-care workers will be prioritized (link (FR)).
  • November 17, 2020: The Public Health Director said that the possibility of mandatory vaccination was “very, very low” (link).

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • March 31, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 69,851 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador (link).

  • March 29, 2021: Newfoundland and Labrador’s Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that the province will temporarily suspend administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in all residents under 55 years of age (link).
  • March 24, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 55,231 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador (link).

  • March 23, 2021: The Newfoundland Labrador Centre for Health Information confirmed that a loophole in the online registration system had allowed 2,800 individuals over the age of 70 to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment ahead of older seniors (link).

  • March 18, 2021: The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced that it would begin vaccinating first responders during the week of March 18, 2021, and that pre-registration for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment is open to home support workers and people 70 years of age and older (link).

  • March 9, 2021: The government of Newfoundland and Labrador expects more than 96,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to arrive by mid-April, 2021 (link).

  • February 25, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 16,458 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador (link).

  • January 20, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 8,549 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador. The province expects a delay in the shipment of 7,800 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • January 11, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 3,760 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador (link).

  • January 11, 2021: The first person in Nunatsiavut receives a COVID-19 vaccine, as the Nunatsiavut government begins its vaccine distribution (link).

  • January 8, 2021: The province’s Central Health and Western Health regions began administering doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to front-line health-care workers (link).

  • January 6, 2021: The Premier said that long-term care residents would be immunized beginning the week of January 11, 2021, with members of Nunatsiavut along Labrador’s remote north coast also being immunized at that time. The province also received approval from Pfizer to move the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine out of designated depots, meaning those outside St. John’s will be able to access the vaccine. The province intends to provide weekly inoculation figure updates beginning next week (link).

  • December 21, 2020: Newfoundland’s Chief Medical Officer confirmed that 972 vaccines were administered by December 19, 2020 (link).

  • December 16, 2020: The first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in St. John’s. The province will vaccinate 975 people in the next few days, with another vaccine shipment expected next week. Health officials expect to vaccinate 28,000 people in Newfoundland and Labrador with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March (link).

  • December 15, 2020: Newfoundland and Labrador received its first 1,950 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • December 9, 2020: The Premier said that the province was not considering the adoption of “immunity passports” as proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The Premier previously said that the vaccine will not be mandatory (link)

  • December 9, 2020: The Health Minister announced that the province is prepared to receive its first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine, containing 1,950 doses, during the week of December 14, 2020. The province’s vaccine committee expects to highlight which high-risk groups will receive the first doses by the time the shipment arrives (link).

New Brunswick

  • March 31, 2021: The Government of New Brunswick announced that COVID-19 vaccination clinics would be available in coming weeks for staff in elementary and middle schools, including bus drivers, and for early childhood service providers and child-care staff. This announcement follows the province’s first COVID-19 vaccinations for high school staff (link).

  • March 29, 2021: New Brunswick’s Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that the province will temporarily suspend administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in all residents under 55 years of age (link).
  • March 24, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 66,386 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 54,181 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 24, 2021: The Government of New Brunswick announced that people 75 and older, rotational workers, regular cross-border commuters and truck drivers are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • March 18, 2021: The Government of New Brunswick announced that people 80 and older, additional health professionals having close contact with patients, and people with complex medical conditions are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Government also announced that on March 19, 2021, all residents of First Nations communities aged 16 and older will be eligible to receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • March 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 53,523 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 41,428 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 11, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 38,483 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 12,152 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 5, 2021: Health officials said that all residents who want to receive a COVID-19 vaccine will be able to get at least their first dose before the end of June of 2021 (link).

  • March 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 33,741 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 12,142 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 2, 2021: The Government of New Brunswick said it will soon have more details to share on how people can register to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • February 21, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 26,317 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 11,036 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 18, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 21,182 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 7,505 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 16, 2021: New Brunswick is set to receive more than 64,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine between now and April of 2021 (link).

  • February 11, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 18,643 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 5,347 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 3, 2021: The Paramedics Association of New Brunswick gave its approval to have members trained on giving COVID-19 vaccines (link).

  • January 25, 2021: The Health Minister stated that New Brunswick should be able to meet its first quarter vaccination goals despite the disruption in supply of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • January 21, 2021: The Premier of New Brunswick said that COVID-19 vaccination clinics reduced the number of vaccines that will be administered as a result of delays in delivers of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Despite the delay, the province has planned to vaccinate health-care workers in four areas of the province beginning January 23, 2021 (link).

  • January 14, 2021: Vaccine clinics will take place in Campbellton, Edmunston, Fredericton and Saint John over the weekend of January 16, 2021. Vaccines will also be administered at eight long-term care facilities in the coming days (link).

  • January 8, 2021: New Brunswick began administering second doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine over the weekend of January 9, 2021 (link).

  • January 6, 2021: The Chief Medical Officer said that the province is expected to receive 2,100 Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses and 2,900 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses in the next two weeks, with clinics planned in the Saint John area for the week of January 11, 2021. Some doses have been reserved for nursing home residents (link).

  • January 3, 2021: Premier Brian Higgs indicated in an interview that New Brunswick travel restrictions would not be lifted until the province obtained a 70% vaccination rate (link).

  • December 28, 2020: A total of 1,034 front-line health-care workers received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • December 22, 2020: A shipment of 3,900 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in New Brunswick. The shipment will allow an additional 975 people to be vaccinated at clinics in Moncton (link).

  • December 21, 2020: A total of 1,871 individuals received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine over the weekend at the Miramichi vaccine clinic (link)

  • December 19, 2020: The Office of the Premier announced the first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine were administered in Miramichi (link).

  • December 15, 2020: New Brunswick received its first 1,950 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines will be administered to 975 people in high priority groups over the coming weekend (link).

  • December 10, 2020: The Health Minister announced the province’s priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccine. The groups include long-term care residents and staff, staff from Provincial Rapid Outbreak Management Teams who respond to COVID-19 outbreaks, Extra-mural/Ambulance New Brunswick staff, health-care workers, First Nations nurses, and seniors 85 and older (link).

  • December 8, 2020: The Government of New Brunswick confirmed that its first shipment of Pfizer vaccines, containing 1,950 doses, would arrive during the week of December 14, 2020 with a second shipment before the end of the year. The province will use its entire first shipment to provide initial shots, with the second dose coming from subsequent deliveries (link).

Nova Scotia

  • March 31, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 100,832 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 26,599 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 30, 2021: Nova Scotia’s Premier announced that an immunization clinic for African residents of the province is set to open next week (link).
  • March 24, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 71,733 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 21,648 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 23, 2021: The Department of Health released estimates of when each age group in the province will receive a COVID-19 vaccine, with those 16 to 19 years of age scheduled to receive their first dose beginning in early- to mid-June (link)

  • March 23, 2021: The Premier of Nova Scotia announced that 2,600 additional appointments for booking a COVID-19 vaccine will open at 15 more pharmacies over the next several weeks (link).

  • March 18, 2021: The Government of Nova Scotia anounced that it had expanded eligibility to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to people 60 to 62 years of age (link).

  • March 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 55,176 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 18,983 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 12, 2021: The Government of Nova Scotia announced that, as of March 15, people aged 80 and older and born between May 1 and August 31 will be eligible to book an immunization appointment. Previously, only those aged 80 and older born between January 1 and April 30 were eligible (link).

  • March 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 42,556 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 15,086 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 9, 2021: Beginning March 20, 2021, Nova Scotia residents ages 63 and 64 will be the first group eligible to access the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the province (link).

  • March 5, 2021: The Premier said that any resident who wants to get a COVID-19 vaccine may be able to get their first dose by the end of June of 2021 (link).

  • March 3, 2021: Nova Scotia announced that it will receive its initial 13,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine during the week of March 8, 2021 (link).

  • March 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 35,291 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 13,512 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 2, 2021: Four prototype pharmacy clinics set to administer COVID-19 vaccines to health-care workers will launch in Nova Scotia throughout March of 2021 (link).

  • February 24, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 29,237 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 11,658 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 24, 2021: Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that the first community vaccine clinic will launch in Halifax on March 1, 2021 (link).

  • February 19, 2021: The Government of Nova Scotia announced its COVID-19 vaccination roll-out would expand with 10 new community-based clinics for Nova Scotians aged 80 and older opening between February 22 and March 22, 2021 (link).

  • February 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 24,049 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 8,830 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 16, 2021: Nova Scotia’s shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be reduced from 5,900 doses to 3,000 doses this week as a result of the temporary slow-down in shipments (link).

  • February 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 20,013 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 5,900 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 3, 2021: The Government of Nova Scotia announced that the first community-based vaccination clinic for Nova Scotians age 80 or older will begin February 22, 2021. The province will vaccinate Nova Scotians in declining five-year age blocks until all residents are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • January 27, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 12,286 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 2,709 people have received both doses (link).

  • January 19, 2021: Clinics immunizing health-care workers are now operating in all four health zones in Nova Scotia. The province adjusted its vaccination distribution plan to account for the reduced shipments of doses of COVID-19 vaccines arriving from the federal government (link).

  • January 11, 2021: The first vaccine clinics outside Halifax opened at Cape Breton Regional Hospital and Valley Regional Hospital (link).

  • January 11, 2021: Nova Scotia is expected to receive a combined total of 140,000 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines by the end of March, 2021 (link).

  • January 7, 2021: The Springhill Penitentiary is one of five federal prisons set to receive COVID-19 vaccines as part of a federal government pilot project that begins January 8, 2021 (link).

  • January 5, 2021: The Premier announced that the province aims to vaccinate 75% of its population by the end of September 2021, with more than one million doses of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines expected to arrive in the province by the end of June 2021 (link).

  • January 5, 2021: The Government of Nova Scotia provided an update on the province’s COVID-19 immunization plan. Cape Breton Regional Hospital and Valley Regional Hospital will open vaccination clinics on January 11, 2021 and Colchester East Hants Health Centre’s vaccine clinic will open January 18, 2021. Vaccination at three long-term care facilities will also begin in January (link).

  • January 4, 2021: The Nova Scotia Department of Health confirmed that the province received 3,700 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on December 30, 2020 (link).

  • December 21, 2020: A total of 1,463 individuals have received their first dose of the vaccine. The province will receive another shipment of 3,900 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during the week of December 21, 2020. Four more COVID-19 vaccine storage sites will be set up across the province to prepare for an expanded vaccination program (link).

  • December 16, 2020: Nova Scotia administered 390 vaccines to health-care workers in Halifax. The province plans to administer its first 1,950 doses of the vaccine in the coming days, and expects to receive another 5,800 doses by the end of December (link).

  • December 15, 2020: Nova Scotia received its first 1,950 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • December 8, 2020: The Government of Nova Scotia announced that it would receive its first shipment of Pfizer vaccines, containing 1,950 doses, during the week of December 14. The province will begin immunizing health-care workers most directly involved in the COVID-19 response once the vaccine is approved by Health Canada. The vaccination focus during early 2021 will be on long-term care residents and staff, seniors 80 and over, and other health-care workers. The Government also announced that it expects the Moderna vaccine to arrive later this month (link).

Prince Edward Island

  • March 29, 2021: The province suspended use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for 18 to 29 year-olds pending anticipated further information from Health Canada and NACI (National Advisory Committee on Immunization) (link).

  • March 24, 2021: The province clarified that people living and working on Prince Edward Island will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine regardless of whether they have a Prince Edward Island health card (link).

  • March 23, 2021: The province’s Chief of Nursing announced that residents 18-29 years of age who work in any job where they have contact with the public and cannot work from home, as well as residents 60-69 years of age with underlying health issues, can begin booking COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning March 25, 2021. Residents 65-69 years of age whose birthdays are in the first three months of the year can book COVID-19 vaccine appointments beginning March 29, 2021 (link).

  • March 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, almost 16,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Prince Edward Island. The Chief Public Health Officer also announced that mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics will begin on March 29, 2021 in Charlottetown for remaining priority groups from Phase 1 (link).

  • March 16, 2021: The Chief Public Health Officer announced that Prince Edward Islanders between the ages of 18 and 29 who work at convenience stores, gas stations, and grocery stores can now start to book appointments to get a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • March 15, 2021: The Chief Public Health Officer announced that four mass immunization clinics will be opened across Prince Edward Island in anticipation of an increase in COVID-19 vaccine deliveries (link).

  • March 9, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 14,189 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Prince Edward Island. 5,514 people have received both doses. The Chief Public Health Officer announced that residents 18 to 29 years of age who work in the food and beverage or food delivery industry can book an Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine appointment beginning March 11, 2021 (link).

  • March 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 12,596 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Prince Edward Island. 5,219 people have received both doses. The Chief Public Health Officer stated that the province will move to extend the timeframe between the first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines as more evidence emerges (link).

  • March 2, 2021: The Government of Prince Edward Island announced that it will delay administering the second doses of COVID-19 vaccines in order to have all adults receive their first dose by July 1, 2021 (link).

  • February 25, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 11,630 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Prince Edward Island. 5,163 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 22, 2021: Prince Edward Island opened a vaccination clinic to seniors who live in their own homes or with relatives rather than in community or long-term care facilities, which were the target of the first vaccination drive on the Island starting in December of 2020. Approximately 4,500 seniors have booked COVID-19 vaccine appointments (link).

  • February 9, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 8,828 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Prince Edward Island. 3,517 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 9, 2021: Prince Edward Island will offer adults living in congregate living settings, including shelters, group homes, and community residential care facilities, the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine during the week of February 8, 2021 (link).

  • February 3, 2021: Prince Edward Island seniors age 80 and over can begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments as of February 4, 2021 (link).

  • February 3, 2021: Prince Edward Island added COVID-19 to the list of diseases for which pharmacists can provide vaccinations under the Regulated Health Professions Act (link).

  • January 26, 2021: The Chief Public Health Officer said that the province still expects residents and staff of long-term care homes, as well as front-line health workers, to receive two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by February 16, 2021 despite delivery delays of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • January 19, 2021: The Chief Public Health Officer announced that by the end of the week of January 18, 2021, every long-term care and community care resident and worker will have received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, and will begin receiving their second dose during the week of January 25, 2021. All long term care and community residents and staff are expected to receive their second COVID-19 vaccine dose by February 16, 2021 (link).

  • January 19, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 5,910 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Prince Edward Island. 1,407 people have received both doses (link).

  • January 12, 2021: All long term care and community care residents are expected to receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the week of January 11, 2021. By January 22, 2021 it is expected that everyone living and working in community care facilities will receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (link)

  • January 8, 2021: The province’s first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine were administered at a long-term care home (link).

  • January 6, 2021: The Chief of Nursing stated that the province is on track to vaccinate 15,000 prioritized residents by the end of March 2021. Some front-line health-care workers in the province have now received their second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses, and a steering committee will decide which groups will receive the vaccine next based on local epidemiology (link).

  • January 4, 2021: Vaccinations began at the first long-term care facility in the province (link).

  • January 4, 2021: Prince Edward Island received 975 additional doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as part of a regular shipment of the vaccine that the province is receiving from the manufacturer. The Province intends to use a combination of both the Pfizer and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines on health care workers (link).

  • December 22, 2020: The Chief Public Health Officer stated that P.E.I. expects to have 1,500 people vaccinated by the end of December 22, 2020 (link).

  • December 16, 2020: PEI administered its first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Charlottetown (link).

  • December 15, 2020: PEI received its first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 The approximately 1,950 doses will be administered to health-care workers involved in the COVID-19 response and nursing-home staff who provide patient care (link).

  • December 8, 2020: The Chief Public Health Officer stated that P.E.I. expects to receive its first Pfizer vaccine shipment, containing 1,950 doses, during the week of December 14. The province will begin administering doses the day after arrival if the vaccine is approved by Health Canada, beginning with priority groups including long-term care residents and staff, adults 80 and over, health-care workers, and adults in Indigenous communities (link).

Yukon

  • March 31, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 34,828 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon. 11,154 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 24, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 33,443 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon. 10,648 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 24,412 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon. 8,840 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 17,168 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon. 5,665 people have received both doses (link).

  • March 1, 2021: The Yukon government confirmed that Whitehorse opened its COVID-19 immunization clinic to all citizens aged 18 years and older (link).

  • February 22, 2021: A Yukon Health Department spokesperson said that problems with the Yukon’s online COVID-19 vaccine appointment booking website are now fixed (link).

  • February 8, 2021: An additional 500 COVID-19 vaccine appointments have opened up in Yellowknife, with the latest clinic to be held from February 11 – 13, 2021 at Centre Square Mall for people that fall into certain priority groups (link).

  • February 2, 2021: The Yukon government announced it expects reduced shipments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the month of February, 2021 (link).

  • January 27, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 5,170 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon. The territory also announced that everyone over 18 years of age living in Whitehorse, Ibex Valley, Marsh Lake, and Mount Lorne can receive a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine beginning February 10, 2021 (link).

  • January 25, 2021: The Yukon government announced that residents of Whitehorse, Ibex Valley, Marsh Lake, and Mount Lorne who are 65 and older are now eligible for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • January 20, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 2,590 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon. This includes all staff and residents of long-term care homes who chose to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • January 17, 2021: Members of the Yukon’s two mobile vaccine teams completed training and were deployed to rural communities to deliver and administer the first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • January 13, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 685 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon.

  • January 13, 2021: The Government of Yukon announced that a shipment of 7,200 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine would arrive on January 14, 2021. The Government also announced that some Yukoners could begin registering for vaccinations online, with phone bookings beginning January 14, 2021. The first vaccinations of priority groups in Whitehorse will begin on January 18, 2021 (link).

  • January 7, 2021: Yukon officials released a preliminary schedule for when residents of the province can get access to a COVID-19 vaccines (link).

  • January 4, 2021: The Yukon has begun administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, with a focus on long-term care residents and staff (link).

  • December 28, 2020: 7,200 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the Yukon on December 28, 2020 (link).

  • December 22, 2020: A practice run of vaccine delivery to Whitehorse was conducted in preparation for approval of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • December 16, 2020: The Minister of Health announced that the territory identified its priority populations for COVID-19 vaccination. The populations include staff and residents of long-term care home and shelters, health-care workers, people over 80 years of age, and Yukoners living in rural and remote communities (link).

  • December 15, 2020: Prime Minister Trudeau announced that the territories are scheduled to receive doses of the Moderna vaccine in the coming weeks, pending Health Canada approval. Deliveries of the Moderna vaccine could begin within 48 hours of approval (link).

  • December 10, 2020: The Government of Yukon released the territory’s COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy and announced that “all eligible, adult Yukoners” who want to receive a COVID-19 vaccine will have access to one at no cost in early 2021 (link).

  • December 7, 2020: The Prime Minister said that “significant logistical challenges” associated with the Pfizer vaccine mean that it will not be distributed to the territories at this time. If approved, the Moderna vaccine is the preferred alternative with shipments expected to the territories in early 2021 (link).

Northwest Territories

  • March 30, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 23,722 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Northwest Territories. 13,933 people have received both doses. The Territory also announced that all residents aged 18 and over are able to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments (link).
  • March 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 17,057 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Northwest Territories. 5,906 people have received both doses. The Government of the Northwest Territories announced that residents in Yellowknife 18 years of age and over can now book an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccine (link).
  • February 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 13,578 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Northwest Territories. 579 people have received both doses (link).
  • February 16, 2021: The Government of the Northwest Territories expanded eligibility for its COVID-19 vaccination clinics to include individuals with certain chronic conditions and workers in designated categories (link).

  • February 9, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 12,833 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Northwest Territories. 299 people have received both doses (link).

  • February 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, over 12,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Northwest Territories. 100 people have received both doses. The Minister of Health and Social Services also announced that COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to priority groups in all of the territory’s communities (link).

  • February 2, 2021: The Government of the Northwest Territories announced it expects reduced shipments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the month of February, 2021 (link).

  • January 21, 2021: The Government of the Northwest Territories announced that it expects to offer vaccines to all Yellowknife residents over 60 by the end of the week of January 25, 2021 (link).

  • January 19, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 1,893 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Northwest Territories. The territory has now opened its COVID-19 vaccine clinics to residents 60 and older (link).

  • January 11, 2021: The Northwest Territories began administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to front-line workers over the weekend of January 9, 2021 (link).

  • January 5, 2021: The Government of the Northwest Territories released the territory’s COVID-19 vaccination strategy (link).

  • December 28, 2020: 7,200 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the Northwest Territories on December 28, 2020 (link).

  • December 15, 2020: Prime Minister Trudeau announced that the territories are scheduled to receive doses of the Moderna vaccine in the coming weeks, pending Health Canada approval. Deliveries of the Moderna vaccine could begin within 48 hours of approval (link).

  • December 11, 2020: The Government of the Northwest Territories announced its preliminary plans to roll out the Moderna vaccine between January and March of 2021. The government will have enough vaccine available to immunize 75% of the territory’s residents 18 years of age or older (link).

  • December 7, 2020: The Prime Minister said that “significant logistical challenges” associated with the Pfizer vaccine mean that it will not be distributed to the territories at this time. If approved, the Moderna vaccine is the preferred alternative with shipments expected to the territories in early 2021 (link).

Nunavut

 

  • March 26, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 19,669 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nunavut. 6,785 people have received both doses (link).
  • March 8, 2021: The Government of Nunavut announced the schedule for both first and second dose COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the territory (link).
  • February 23, 2021: The Government of Nunavut announced the schedule for the next round of COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the territory (link).

  • February 15, 2021: Nunavut expanded its roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine clinics in several communities, including in Baker Lake, where adults 18 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • February 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 6,126 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nunavut (link).

  • January 25, 2021: The Government of Nunavut has announced the next set of hamlets to receive doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • January 14, 2021: The municipality of Arviat announced it will offer entry into a cash draw with five $2,000 prizes to those who get vaccinated against COVID-19. Arviat has had more reported cases of COVID-19 than any other community in Nunavut (link).

  • January 12, 2021: Nunavut will begin vaccinating elders 65 and over as well as anyone living in a shelter on January 18, 2021 (link).

  • January 8, 2021: The Chief Public Health Officer said that another 6,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is expected to arrive next week (link).

  • January 6, 2021: The first COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Nunavut at the Iqaluit Elders’ Centre (link).

  • January 5, 2021: The Chief Public Health Officer confirmed that Nunavut will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine starting with the elders’ centre in Iqaluit on January 6, 2021 (link).

  • December 30, 2020: The first 6,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine arrived in the territory (link).

  • December 15, 2020: Prime Minister Trudeau announced that the territories are scheduled to receive doses of the Moderna vaccine in the coming weeks, pending Health Canada approval. Deliveries of the Moderna vaccine could begin within 48 hours of approval (link).

  • December 15, 2020: Nunavut’s Department of Health obtained two medical-grade freezers from the Public Health Agency of Canada, which arrived in Iqaluit over the weekend to store the vaccine (link).

  • December 4, 2020: The Chief Public Health Officer said that he did not expect Nunavut to get any Pfizer vaccines due to its storage and shipping requirements. If approved, the Moderna vaccine is the preferred alternative with shipments expected to the territories in early 2021 (link).