COVID-19: Vaccine Tracker

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 roundup contains updates on Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts since April 1, 2021 and was last updated on June 14, 2021. Updates on the number of people vaccinated in each jurisdiction are included each Monday and Thursday.

An archive of COVID-19 vaccination updates provided from December 4, 2020 to March 31, 2021 is available here.

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Table of Contents:

International

  • June 11, 2021: The United States of America extended the expiration date on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine by six weeks (link).

  • June 10, 2021: The United States of America announced a plan to purchase and donate 500 million Pfizer vaccines to 92 low- and lower middle-income countries and the African Union (link).

  • June 8, 2021: Pfizer announced it will commence a large international study to test its COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 12 and below (link).

  • June 6, 2021: The United States of America announced it will donate 750,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan (link).

  • June 4, 2021: The United States of America announced a plan to share 25 million surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses with the world and said it would ease other countries’ access to U.S. made supplies for vaccine production (link).

  • June 3, 2021: The Government of India ordered 300 million doses of a vaccine that is not approved by the World Health Organization. The vaccine is developed by the Indian manufacturing firm Biological-E (link).

  • June 2, 2021: The World Health Organization approved a COVID-19 vaccine made by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech for emergency use in those 18 years of age and older. The Sinovac vaccine is now permitted to be included in the global COVAX distribution program (link).

  • June 1, 2021: The World Health Organization assigned a letter of the Greek alphabet to each known COVID-19 variant in order to reduce stigma and confusion. In addition to their scientific names, the UK/Kent (B.1.1.7), South Africa (B.1.351), Brazil (P.1), and India (B.1.617.2) variants may also be referred to as Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta respectively, to reflect their order of detection. When a new variant is identified, it will be assigned a scientific name and a letter following the pattern down the Greek alphabet (link).

  • May 27, 2021: The European Commission authorized the export of more than 100 million vaccine doses to Japan in preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games scheduled for Summer 2021 (link).

  • May 25, 2021: Moderna announced it will submit data to US regulators in early June demonstrating that its COVID-19 vaccine triggers the same immune protection and temporary side effects in individuals ages 12 to 17 as it does in adults (link).

  • May 24, 2021: A study by Public Health England found that the Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective after two doses (88% and 60%, respectively) against the variant B.1.617.2 identified in India (link).

  • May 20, 2021: The United Kingdom launched a nationwide study to explore whether giving a third dose “booster” shot of a COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in extending immunity protection (link).

  • May 14, 2021: The University of Birmingham and Public Health England reported that the results of a study they conducted indicate that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine generates antibody responses three-and-a-half times larger in older people when a second dose is delayed to 12 weeks instead of three weeks (link).

  • May 12, 2021: A research letter published in The Lancet reported the preliminary results from a study in the United Kingdom on the effects of receiving one dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and one dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The preliminary results indicate that such a vaccine strategy is safe, though it is more likely to result in mild side-effects after the second dose. Data on the efficacy of a mixed vaccine strategy is expected next month (link).

  • April 27, 2021: The White House announced that the U.S. will begin sharing its entire stockpile of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines with countries around the world pending federal safety review clearances (link). 

  • April 26, 2021: The European Commission announced it had launched legal action against AstraZeneca for not respecting its COVID-19 vaccine supply commitments (link). 
  • April 20, 2021: Johnson & Johnson announced it will resume rolling out its COVID-19 vaccine in Europe after the region’s medical regulator said the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risk of very rare blood clots (link). 
  • April 13, 2021: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration jointly recommended pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine after six recipients developed a rare disorder involving blood clots (link). 
  • April 7, 2021: The University of Oxford announced that it paused a UK trial testing the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in children and teenagers. The university is waiting for more data on blood clotting issues in adults who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. No safety concerns were raised in the pediatric trial (link). 

Canada (Federal)

  • June 14, 2021: Prime Minister Trudeau announced that Canada is donating 13 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine procured by Canada to other countries through the global vaccine-sharing initiative COVAX. Canada will also contribute funding to the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator, to help provide 87 million doses to developing countries (link).

  • June 10, 2021: The Federal Government announced that 7 million doses of the Moderna vaccine will be delivered to Canada before the end of June (link).

  • June 8, 2021: The Public Health Agency of Canada announced that four provincial and one national Community Health Centre associations will receive funding to support COVID-19 vaccine uptake among populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 through targeted and culturally-relevant outreach (link).

  • June 1, 2021: The Public Health Agency of Canada released updated guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization regarding COVID-19 vaccine interchangeability. The new guidance provides that those who received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine may safely receive a second dose of either the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine or an mRNA vaccine (link).

  • May 31, 2021: Health Canada approved a 30-day extension to the expiry dates of two lots of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, from May 31, 2021, to July 1, 2021 (link).

  • May 24, 2021: The Federal Government announced it will support a Request for Federal Assistance submitted by Manitoba. The federal support will include the Canadian Armed Forces assistance with vaccine rollout at up to 23 on-reserve Indigenous communities until the end of June (link).

  • May 20, 2021: The Deputy Chief Public Health Officer stated that Canada is on track to shorten the interval between first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • May 11, 2021: The Prime Minister confirmed that there will be enough doses of COVID-19 vaccines to provide every eligible and willing Canadian with a first dose by this summer and a second dose by September (link).

  • May 6, 2021: Health Canada authorized the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15 years of age (link).

  • May 3, 2021: The National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommended the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine be offered to individuals 30 years of age and older, if the individual does not wish to wait for a Moderna or Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine and if the benefits outweigh the risks for the individual (link). The Prime Minister responded emphasizing the safety of all approved COVID-19 vaccines, and the Chief Public Health Officer made a statement that those in high-risk areas should be vaccinated as soon as possible regardless of the type of COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • April 27, 2021: The Federal Government announced it expects Canada to receive approximately 1.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the coming week, including doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine (link). 

  • April 19, 2021: Public Safety Canada announced the Government of Canada will provide a two-month extension on the two federal Mobile Health Units provided to the Government of Ontario to assist in caring for COVID-19 patients (link). 
  • April 16, 2021: The Prime Minister announced that Moderna cut back its originally-planned delivery of its COVID-19 vaccine to Canada from 1.2 million doses to 650,000 doses for the month of April, 2021. The Prime Minister also announced that Canada signed an agreement with Pfizer for 8 million more doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, with 4 million doses set to arrive in May of 2021, 2 million doses in June of 2021, and 2 million doses in July of 2021 (link). 
  • April 14, 2021: Health Canada updated the AstraZeneca and COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine labelling information to include information about potential side effects, including rare events of blood clots. Health Canada is not restricting the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in any specific populations at this time (link). 
  • April 12, 2021: Canada’s Procurement Minister announced that 855,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are expected to arrive in Canada on April 13, 2021 (link). 
  • April 7, 2021: The Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health announced their support for the COVID-19 vaccine dose intervals recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization. The current recommendation approves providing the second COVID-19 vaccine dose up to four months after the first. The Council stated that the provinces and territories could shorten the time between doses based on local epidemiology, vaccine supply and vaccine delivery mechanisms (link). 
  • April 7, 2021: Indigenous Services Canada announced that over 60% of adults in First Nations, Inuit and Territorial communities have received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This includes over 75% of adults in the Territories (link). 
  • April 6, 2021: The Chief Public Health Officer announced that more than 10 million COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to date to the provinces and territories (link).

 

British Columbia

  • June 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 3,893,581 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 497,932 people have received both doses (link)

  • June 11, 2021: The province of British Columbia announced that invitations to book a second dose will be sent eight weeks after the first dose and appointments are being booked in most locations two to three weeks later (link).

  • June 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 3,749,758 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 390,264 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 3,488,884 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 256,725 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 4, 2021: The province of British Columbia announced that British Columbians who received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine can choose Oxford-AstraZeneca or an mRNA vaccine for their second dose (link).

  • June 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 3,365,286 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 208,145 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 31, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 3,106,269 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 160,885 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 28, 2021: The province announced that with the large number of Dose 1 immunizations in British Columbia, they are moving up the booking of second doses for their age-based and clinically extremely vulnerable programs to eight weeks (link).

  • May 27, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 2,979,951 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 152,010 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 25, 2021: The province announced that the timeline for the administration of second doses would be accelerated, with specific details to be announced in the coming days (link).

  • May 24, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 2,885,488 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 147,144 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 19, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 2,632,907 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 135,246 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 19, 2021: The province announced that children and teens between the ages of 12 and 17 are now eligible to register for a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • May 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 2,393,265 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 124,880 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 12, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 2,162,023 people have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia (link).

  • May 12, 2021: The Ministry of Health released a statement that the province would hold all remaining supply of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for second dose appointments (link).

  • May 11, 2021: The Ministry of Health released a statement that British Columbia is not expecting any additional supply of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the short term and that the provincial vaccination effort will continue primarily with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines (link).

  • May 10, 2021: Health officials announced that residents 18 years of age and older who live in high-risk areas are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • May 6, 2021: The Government of British Columbia announced that all persons 40 and older registered to get a COVID-19 vaccine will receive an invitation to book an appointment in the next week (link).

  • May 4, 2021: The Government of British Columbia announced that all pregnant people who are aged 16 and older are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as a priority population through the province’s immunization plan. People aged 50 and older will also be able to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment beginning May 6, 2021 (link).

  • April 30, 2021: The Government of British Columbia announced that all persons 50 and older registered to get a COVID-19 vaccine will receive an invitation to book an appointment in the next week (link).

  • April 28, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 1,705,409 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 89,725 people have received both doses (link).

  • April 21, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 1,456,946 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 88,335 people have received both doses (link). 

  • April 19, 2021: The Government of British Columbia announced it has lowered the age of eligibility to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from 55 to 40 (link). 
  • April 19, 2021: The Government of British Columbia announced that starting on April 19, progressively younger age cohorts will become eligible to register for a COVID-19 vaccine each day until April 23, 2021, at which time registration for a COVID-19 vaccine will become available to anyone 18 or older (link). 
  • April 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 1,190,832 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 87,820 people have received both doses (link). 
  • April 14, 2021: British Columbia’s Health Minister announced that the province opened up registration for COVID-19 vaccine appointments to residents born in 1971 or later. Those born in 1976 or earlier will be eligible to register beginning on Friday, April 16, 2021 and those born in 1981 or earlier will be eligible to register beginning on Monday, April 19, 2021 (link). 
  • April 12, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 1,025,019 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 87,606 people have received both doses (link). 
  • April 10, 2021: British Columbia’s Health Minister announced that the province opened registration for COVID-19 vaccine appointments to residents born in 1961 and earlier, Indigenous people aged 18 years and over, and people with a letter deeming them to be clinically extremely vulnerable (link). 
  • April 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 946,096 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in British Columbia. 87,504 people have received both doses (link). 
  • April 6, 2021: The Provincial Health Officer announced the online COVID-19 vaccine registration system is now active. People 71 and older, Indigenous people 18 and over, and individuals who have received their clinically extremely vulnerable letter may book appointments online (link). 
  • April 5, 2021: According to British Columbia’s executive lead of the province’s COVID-19 immunization program, a new online registration system for COVID-19 vaccine appointments will open to eligible adults on April 6, 2021 (link).

Alberta

  • June 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 3,384,026 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 17.2% of people in the province have received both doses (link).

  • June 11, 2021: The province of Alberta announced that appointments for second doses of COVID-19 vaccines can now be booked for those who received their first doses in April or earlier (link).

  • June 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 3,123,226 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 15.1% of people in the province have received both doses (link).

  • June 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 2,888,005 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 11.3% of people in the province have received both doses (link).

  • June 4, 2021: The province of Alberta announced that Albertans who received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine can choose Oxford-AstraZeneca or an mRNA vaccine for their second dose (link).

  • June 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 2,811,168 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 10.4% of people in the province have received both doses (link).

  • June 1, 2021: The Government of Alberta announced that the timeline for the administration of second vaccine doses would be accelerated, with all Albertans who have received a first dose being able to book a second dose appointment by the end of June (link).

  • May 31, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 2,615,747 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 363.926 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 27, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 2,552,317 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 354,462 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 19, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 2,291,955 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 332,276 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 1,947,004 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 319,779 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 11, 2021: Alberta Health Services announced that as there are no known future shipments of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine expected to arrive in the province, the remaining supply will be used as second doses (link).

  • May 10, 2021: Alberta Health Services announced that residents 12 years of age and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • May 7, 2021: The Government of Alberta announced Alberta commercial truck drivers who are regulated to transport goods into the United States will be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a rest stop for those entering Montana (link).

  • May 3, 2021: Starting May 4, 2021, Alberta teachers and education workers are eligible to book an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • April 27, 2021: Alberta’s Health Minister announced Alberta will begin offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to youths 12 to 15 years of age with underlying health conditions (link). 

  • April 23, 2021: The Chief Medical Officer announced that medically vulnerable patients will be able to book their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine 21 to 28 days after their first dose (link).
  • April 22, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 1,275,287 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 252,422 people have received both doses (link). 
  • April 21, 2021: The Government of Alberta passed legislation that will provide workers in the province with up to three hours of paid leave for each dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (link).
  • April 19, 2021: The Government of Alberta announced it is expanding eligibility for Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to those aged 40 and older, effective immediately (link).
  • April 15, 2021: Alberta Health Services announced that participating pharmacies and the province’s two rapid vaccination clinics will provide COVID-19 vaccines on a walk-in basis, starting April 17, 2021. Walk-ins for the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are available to Albertans aged 55 to 64 (link).
  • April 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 1,004,123 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 186,156 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 14, 2021: The Government of Alberta announced that starting April 19, 2021, physician clinics across the province will participate in a pilot project to administer COVID-19 vaccines to eligible patients. The program may be expanded to include more clinics in May 2021 (link).
  • April 12, 2021: The Premier of Alberta announced that the province is on track to administer 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines per week (link).
  • April 9, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 847,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alberta. 163,532 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 7, 2021: The Government of Alberta announced that a large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site will open at the Edmonton EXPO Centre on April 12, 2021. The site will have the capacity to accommodate more than 7,100 immunizations per day (link).
  • April 6, 2021: The Government of Alberta announced new measures to accelerate its COVID-19 vaccine rollout. These measures will include allowing participating pharmacies to take walk-in COVID-19 vaccination bookings, launching rapid flow clinics in several cities, and opening Phase 2B bookings (link).
  • April 6, 2021: According to Alberta Health Services (“AHS”), residents born in 1973 or earlier can book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the AHS online booking portal, or by calling Health Link at 811, starting April 6, 2021 (link).

Saskatchewan

  • June 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 893,514 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • June 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 828,652 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • June 10, 2021: The Saskatchewan Health Authority announced that second dose vaccinations are open to residents age 55 and older or anyone who received their first dose before April 7, 2021 (link).

  • June 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 800,772 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • June 7, 2021: The province announced that second dose vaccinations are open to residents age 60 and older or anyone who received their first dose before March 29, 2021 (link).

  • June 4, 2021: The province announced that all residents age 12 and older can receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose. Second dose vaccinations are open to residents age 65 and older or anyone who received their first dose before March 22, 2021 (link).

  • June 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 740,251 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • June 1, 2021: The Government of Saskatchewan announced that, effective immediately, those who received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine would be permitted to receive Pfizer or Moderna for their second dose (link).

  • May 31, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 717,609 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • May 28, 2021: The province announced that second dose vaccination booking is available for anyone who is 80 and older or who received their first dose before March 1 (link).

  • May 27, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 669,847 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • May 24, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 662,854 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • May 19, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 615,459 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • May 16, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 590,952 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • May 12, 2021: The CEO of the Saskatchewan Health Authority stated that the province is not currently using the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a first-dose strategy due to a lack of supply (link).

  • May 9, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 518,133 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • May 7, 2021: The Government of Saskatchewan announced that persons aged 12 and older will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment by May 20, 2021 (link).

  • May 5, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 470,715 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • May 4, 2021: The Government of Saskatchewan announced that COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now available to people aged 37 and older. The province’s pharmacy COVID-19 vaccination pilot program has also expanded to include more pharmacies in Saskatoon and four other cities (link).

  • May 2, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 443,669 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).

  • April 28, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 415,763 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. 43,691 people have received both doses (link).

  • April 27, 2021: The Saskatchewan Health Minister announced that 63 pharmacies in Saskatchewan will begin offering COVID-19 vaccines as part of a pilot project (link).

  • April 25, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 399,745 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).
  • April 22, 2021: The Government of Saskatchewan announced that select pharmacies in 14 communities will start to receive COVID-19 vaccines as part of an immunization pilot project (link).
  • April 21, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 365,001 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. 43,038 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 21, 2021: The Premier of Saskatchewan announced that the province will offer doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to residents aged 44 and up beginning Thursday, April 22, 2021 and plans to expand eligibility to those aged 40 and up midway through the following week (link).
  • April 19, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 345,126 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan (link).
  • April 15, 2021: The Government of Saskatchewan announced that all drive-in and walk-in clinics will expand vaccine eligibility to residents aged 48 to 54 starting April 16, 2021. Regina’s drive-in clinic is now open to residents aged 46 to 54 (link).
  • April 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 307,449 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. 41,992 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 13, 2021: The Government of Saskatchewan announced that the province opened up registration for COVID-19 vaccine appointments to residents 52 and over as well as pregnant women, youth aged 16 to 17 who are clinically extremely vulnerable, and everyone over 40 in the Far North (link).
  • April 12, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 282,065 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. 41,134 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 10, 2021: Saskatchewan’s Health Minister announced that pharmacies in the province should expect to start administering COVID-19 vaccines by April 19, 2021, if supply allows (link).
  • April 8, 2021: The Government of Saskatchewan announced that Regina’s COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic will open on April 9, 2021, beginning with residents aged 53-54. The province also announced that its appointment booking system will open to all people aged 55 years or older on April 9, 2021 (link).
  • April 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 234,209 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. 39,119 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 6, 2021: The Saskatchewan Health Authority announced that individuals aged 58 and older are eligible to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments (link).
  • April 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 214,246 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Saskatchewan. 39,119 people have received both doses (link).

Manitoba

  • June 14, 2021: The province of Manitoba announced that eligibility for second doses has been expanded to include individuals who received their first dose on or before May 6, 2021. All Indigenous people in Manitoba and individuals with specific health conditions are also eligible to book their second dose, as long as they meet the minimum time interval between doses (link).

  • June 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 1,003,678 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba (link).

  • June 11, 2021: The province of Manitoba announced that individuals who are fully vaccinated can now request a digital or physical immunization card. To be eligible to request an immunization card, you must have a Manitoba health card, have received both doses of a vaccine, and wait 14 days after getting your last dose of the vaccine (link).

  • June 11, 2021: The province of Manitoba announced that eligibility for second doses has been expanded to include individuals who received their first dose on or before May 4, 2021 (link).

  • June 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 946,611 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba (link).

  • June 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 911,382 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba (link).

  • June 7, 2021: The province announced that individuals who received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on or before April 25, 2021 may book an appointment for their second dose (link).

  • June 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 874,564 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba (link).

  • May 31, 2021: The province announced that individuals who received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on or before April 13, 2021 may book an appointment for their second dose (link).

  • May 31, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 816,984 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba (link).

  • May 27, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 761,132 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba (link).

  • May 27, 2021: The province announced that all people who received their first dose of the vaccine on or before March 29 may now book an appointment for their second dose (link).

  • May 24, 2021: The province announced that all Indigenous people ages 12 and up and people with specific health conditions could begin booking second dose appointments so long as they met the minimum time interval between doses (link).

  • May 19, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 767,670 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba (link).

  • May 18, 2021: The province announced that it expects residents to have their second doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of July, 2021 (link).

  • May 15, 2021: The Health and Seniors Care Minister of Manitoba announced 50% of persons aged 18 and older had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Manitoba (link).

  • May 13, 2021: The province announced that everyone 12 and older is now eligible to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. Those between the ages of 12 and 17 will receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • May 12, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 591,497 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba (link).

  • May 12, 2021: Manitoba’s Vaccine Task Force announced it will hold its current and future supply of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for second dose appointments (link).

  • May 11, 2021: The Premier announced that the province would lower the age of eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine to 24 and older on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 (link).

  • May 10, 2021: The Government of Manitoba announced that residents 30 years of age and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • May 5, 2021: The Government of Manitoba announced individuals 45 and older and Indigenous individuals 18 and older are eligible to be vaccinated at pop-up sites (link).

  • May 4, 2021: The Government of Manitoba announced all people 18 or older who live or work in specified jobs in the Winnipeg communities of St. Vital North, River East South, and Seven Oaks East are now eligible to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • May 3, 2021: The Government of Manitoba announced all Indigenous people over the age of 18 are now eligible to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • April 30, 2021: The Government of Manitoba announced that Manitoba is expanding eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine to all pregnant people 18 years of age and older (link).

  • April 28, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 447,031 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba (link).

  • April 28, 2021: Manitoba’s Minister of Health and Seniors Care announced that effective April 28, 2021, individuals booking a COVID-19 vaccination appointment will be able to access service in over 100 languages and request professional interpreter services at their appointments (link).

  • April 26, 2021: Manitoba’s vaccine implementation task force’s lead doctor announced that all adults living in Manitoba’s northern health region and in the Seven Oaks West neighbourhood of Winnipeg, as well as adults who work in either of those areas in certain public-facing jobs, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • April 23, 2021: The Minister of Health and Seniors Care announced that anyone over 18 years of age who lives or works in certain front-line jobs in three hot-spot neighborhoods in Winnipeg is now eligible to make an appointment to receive their COVID-19 vaccine (link).
  • April 23, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 398,302 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba (link).
  • April 21, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 364,389 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. 70,394 people have received both doses. The Government of Manitoba also announced that COVID-19 vaccination appointments can now be booked for Winnipeg’s next super vaccination site, which will open May 7, 2021 (link).
  • April 19, 2021: The Government of Manitoba announced it is expanding eligibility for Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to those aged 40 and older, effective immediately (link).
  • April 15, 2021: The Government of Manitoba announced that it will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults in priority communities, as well as to all first responders. This means all adults aged 18 or older in a high-risk community, and people with public-facing roles such as teachers, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).
  • April 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 299,821 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. 68,718 people have received both doses. The government also expanded vaccine eligibility to residents 59 years of age and older and First Nations people 39 years of age and older (link).
  • April 12, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 284,643 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. 20.1% of Manitoba residents have received both doses (link).
  • April 8, 2021: The Premier of Manitoba announced that he received his first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from the province’s Chief Public Health Officer at Manitoba’s immunization super site. The Premier used the announcement to encourage residents to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible (link).
  • April 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 222,130 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. 64,002 people have received both doses. The government also announced that Focused Immunization Teams would visit more than 100 congregate living facilities across the province to administer COVID-19 vaccines during the week of April 9, 2021 (link).
  • 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).

 

Ontario

  • June 14, 2021: The Government of Ontario announced that it is reducing the second dose interval of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from 12 weeks to eight weeks, with individuals’ informed consent (link).

  • June 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 11,208,867 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 1,796,782 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 11, 2021: The province of Ontario announced that beginning at 8:00 am on Monday, June 14, 2021 individuals who live in Delta hot spots in Halton, Peel, Porcupine, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph and York public health units and also received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before May 9, 2021 will be eligible to book their accelerated second dose appointment (link).

  • June 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 10,445,119 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 1,282,676 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 9,992,575 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 1,031,520 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 7, 2021: The Government of Ontario announced that individuals aged 70 and over as well as individuals who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) on or before April 18, 2021, are invited to book an accelerated second dose appointment ahead of schedule (link).

  • June 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 9,342,121 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 781,163 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 3, 2021: The Government of Ontario announced that Ontarians who have received their first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine can choose to either receive a second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, or a Moderna or Pfizer mRNA vaccine for their second dose (link).

  • May 31, 2021: The Government of Ontario announced a new immunization policy for staff working at long term care homes. Staff members are required to either: 1) provide proof of vaccination for each dose; 2) provide a documented medical reason for not being vaccinated; or 3) participate in an educational program about the benefits of vaccination and the risks of not being vaccinated (link).

  • May 31, 2021: The Premier of Ontario announced that the province is accelerating second doses for all Ontarians. While the interval between first and second doses can be up to 16 weeks, Ontario will begin to offer second dose appointments at an earlier interval of four weeks or later based on availability of vaccines (link).

  • May 31, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 8,984,278 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 687,894 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 27, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 8,386,950 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 569,317 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 23, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 8,065,607 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 531,603 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 21, 2021: The province announced that Ontario is moving ahead with providing second doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • May 20, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 7,576,624 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 473,759 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 17, 2021: The Government of Ontario announced that individuals aged 18 and over across Ontario will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment as of May 18, 2021 (link).

  • May 13, 2021: The Premier of Ontario announced that youths aged 12 and up will be able to book an appointment to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the end of May, 2021 (link).

  • May 13, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 6,629,363 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 407,600 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 11, 2021: The Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be offered to Ontarians as a first dose, citing concerns of the rare but serious blood-clotting condition connected to the vaccine (link).

  • May 10, 2021: The Government of Ontario announced vaccine eligibility would be expanding to individuals with at-risk health conditions and an additional group of people who cannot work from home as of May 11, 2021. Vaccine eligibility will be expanded to individuals turning 40 and over in 2021 in non-hot spot communities as of May 13, 2021 (link).

  • May 10, 2021: The Government of Ontario announced high-risk health care workers will be eligible to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine earlier than the extended four-month interval (link).

  • May 2, 2021: The Ministry of Health announced that individuals 18 and older living in one of 114 vaccine hot spot communities will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment as of May 3, 2021 (link).

  • May 1, 2021: The Ministry of Health announced that 40 per cent of Ontario adults have now received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • April 29, 2021: The Health Minister announced that Ontario will expand eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine to all adults as early as the week of May 24, 2021 (link).

  • April 27, 2021: The Deputy Premier and Minister of Health announced that residents 45 years of age and older living in designated hot spots in Ontario are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • April 25, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 4,626,903 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 360,354 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 23, 2021: The Ministry of Health announced that pregnant women have been moved to the highest risk category of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine priority list and can book appointments as of Friday, April 23, 2021 (link).
  • April 22, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 4,266,802 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 351,354 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 20, 2021: The Government of Ontario announced that select pharmacies in COVID-19 hot spots will begin to offer vaccinations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (link).
  • April 19, 2021: The Government of Ontario announced it is expanding eligibility for Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to those aged 40 and older starting April 20, 2021 (link).
  • April 15, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 3,528,404 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 339,491 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 13, 2021: The University Health Network announced that it is pausing COVID-19 vaccine registration for residents between the ages of 18 and 49 who live COVID-19 hotspots due to a vaccine supply shortage (link).
  • April 12, 2021: The University Health Network announced that residents between the ages of 18 and 49 who live in the M5V, M6E, and M6H postal codes can now register for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment (link).
  • April 12, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 3,214,465 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 333,419 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 11, 2021: The Mayor of Toronto announced that the city opened three additional COVID-19 vaccine sites (link).
  • April 8, 2021: The Government of Ontario announced that education workers providing direct support to students with special needs across the province, and all education workers in select “hot spot” communities, will be eligible to register for a COVID-19 vaccine during the week of April 12, 2021. Vaccinations will begin during the week of April 19, 2021 starting with neighborhoods in Toronto and Peel (link).
  • April 8, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 2,834,784 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 326,360 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 7, 2021: The Government of Ontario announced that the province will begin prioritizing people living in regions with the highest rates of COVID-19 transmission to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Mobile teams and pop-up clinics will be set up in these “hot spot” communities to vaccinate people ages 18 and older (link).
  • April 6, 2021: Provincial Health officials announced that Ontario will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to residents 50 years of age and older in 13 public health units identified as COVID-19 “hot spots” in the coming weeks (link).
  • April 1, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 2,276,313 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario. 317,715 people have received both doses (link).

Québec

  • June 14, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that people 55 and older can now book appointments to receive their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • June 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 6,697,703 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 68.6% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • June 11, 2021: Health Minister Christian Dubé announced that the projected immunization coverage for Québec residents aged 12 to 17 has surpassed that of 18- to 29-year-olds and is on track to catch up to that of 30- to 34-year-olds, including appointment scheduling (link (FR)).

  • June 11, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that people 60 and older can now book appointments to receive their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • June 10, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that people 65 and older can now book appointments to receive their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • June 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 6,297,804 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 66.9% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • June 9, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that people 70 and older can now book appointments to receive their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • June 8, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that for now, only Québec residents who have received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can move up their second-dose appointment (link (FR)).

  • June 8, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that people 75 and older can now book appointments to receive their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • June 7, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that people 80 and older can now book appointments to receive their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • June 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 6,085,750 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 65.3% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • June 4, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that Québec is shortening wait times for second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines from 16 to 8 weeks. Health Minister Christian Dubé also presented the plan to allow people to reschedule second-dose appointments. People 80 and older will be able to begin rescheduling their second dose on June 7, whereas younger populations will be able to book their second shots on specific dates on a gradual basis (link).

  • June 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 5,719,839 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 61.9% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • June 1, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that Québec will soon begin offering a first dose of COVID-19 vaccines to temporary foreign workers arriving at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport. Under this new program, workers arriving at the Montréal-Trudeau airport will be able to receive a shot upon arrival on Canadian soil and will then be offered a second dose in their host region later in the summer (link).

  • May 31, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that people 45 and older who received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine before April 3 can receive a second dose at walk-in clinics as of May 29. The Minister stated that waiting an eight week period between doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine offers the greatest protection (link (FR)).

  • May 31, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 5,503,277 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 60% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • May 28, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that it is shortening the interval between the first and second doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from 16 to 8 weeks. This decision comes following advice from the province’s immunization committee (link).

  • May 27, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 5,111,646 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 56.2% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • May 26, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that Québecers will be able to move up their second appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine as early as next week. The details regarding how changes will be made through the online booking system “Clic Santé” will be announced on May 27, 2021 at a news conference (link).

  • May 25, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that children aged 12 and older can now book appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • May 21, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that children ages 12 to 17 will be able to register to get their COVID-19 vaccine starting May 25. In-school vaccination will be carried out the weeks of June 7 and June 17 (link).

  • May 20, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that it is adding a bike- and drive-thru vaccination clinic to its immunization program against COVID-19. The bike- and drive-thru clinic will be set up at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve racetrack and will take place on the weekends of May 29 to 30, June 5 to 6 and June 12 to 13 (link).

  • May 20, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 4,543,365 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 50.5% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • May 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 4,323,040 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 48.2% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • May 14, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be administered as a first dose in the province (link).

  • May 14, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that Québecers who are highly immunocompromised will be able to get their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine earlier than initially planned (link).

  • May 13, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that people 18 and older can now book appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • May 13, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 3,918,884 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 44% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • May 11, 2021: The Minister Responsible for Seniors and Informal Caregivers announced that all residents from residential and long-term care centers (CHSLDs) who received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine have now received their second dose (link).

  • May 11, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that people 30 and older can now book appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • May 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 3,718,074 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 41.9% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • May 9, 2021 : The Health Ministry of Québec announced that people 30 and older can now book appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • May 7, 2021 : The Government of Québec announced that it will be rolling out a digital system to offer electronic proof of vaccination through the use of a QR code. On May 13, Quebecers who have already received a first dose will start to gradually receive an email notification asking if they wish to receive the QR code to replace the paper-based version (link).

  • May 7, 2021 : The Health Ministry of Québec announced that it will soon open up appointments for the Pfizer vaccine to youth between the ages of 12 and 17 years old (link).

  • May 7, 2021 : The Health Ministry of Québec announced that people 35 and older can now book appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • May 6, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 3,365,575 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 38.2% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • May 5, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that it is adding a COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru to its immunization program. The drive-thru clinic is set up in the parking lot of Montréal’s Trudeau International Airport and is expected to be up and running by May 17, 2021 (link).

  • May 5, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that people 40 and older can now book appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • May 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 3,218,214 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 36.8% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • May 2, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that people 45 and older can now book appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • April 30, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that people 50 and older can now book appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • April 30, 2021: The Government of Québec announced that everyone 18 and older will be able to book an appointment for COVID-19 vaccines by May 14 2021, as the province begins to roll out its mass vaccination campaign to the general public (link).

  • April 29, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 2,967,209 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 34.2% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • April 28, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that pregnant people can now book appointments to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • April 26, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 2,828,484 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 32.8% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • April 23, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that as of April 28, 2021, people with a physical or intellectual disability will be able to make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination. This includes people with speech, language, visual, or auditory impairments, or autism. Public Health Director Dr. Horacio Arruda clarified that, for now, pregnant women are not included in this priority group unless they have a chronic condition (link).
  • April 23, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that as of now, people with eligible chronic illnesses that do not require hospitalization and who are less than 60 years old will be able to sign up for appointments at vaccination centers or pharmacies to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).
  • April 22, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 2,503,910 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 29.1% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).
  • April 21, 2021: The Premier of Québec announced that people 45 and older can now get the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. In a report, Québec’s immunization committee said that for all age groups in the province, the benefits of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the risks, but it said the benefits for people over 45 are far higher than for younger people (link).
  • April 20, 2021: The public health director of Québec announced that he expects the age limit for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to be lowered to under 55. However, the new limit has not been decided. Québec's public health institute, which includes the immunization committee, said in a statement that it will issue an official opinion on the matter that will be made public "in the coming days" (link).
  • April 19, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 2,358,757 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 27.5% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).
  • April 16, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that vaccination against COVID-19 of the general population of Québec should begin toward the end of May 2021 (link).

  • April 15, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 2,075,808 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 24.3% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • April 12, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 1,890,476 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 22.1% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

  • April 9, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced the creation of 13 corporate vaccination hubs in eight administrative regions. The companies responsible for these hubs are being tasked with vaccination of their own employees and their partners, as well as the employees of nearby businesses and their respective families. Additional sites are to be announced in the coming weeks, as the Government of Québec seeks to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine rollout (link).
  • April 9, 2021: The Government of Québec announced that it is expanding Québec’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout to include essential workers and adults with chronic illnesses in Montreal, as new public health restrictions come into effect in the region. Essential workers include teachers in elementary and high schools, first responders, and temporary foreign workers (link).
  • April 8, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 1,636,310 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 19.2% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).
  • April 6, 2021: The Health Ministry of Québec announced that vaccination against COVID-19 will be offered to all Québec residents aged 60 and over, in all regions, by the end of the week (link (FR)).
  • April 5, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 1,529,541 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 18% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).
  • April 1, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 1,349,326 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Québec. 15.9% of the province’s population has been vaccinated (link).

 

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • June 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 369,160 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador. 25,870 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 345,743 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador. 18,022 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 335,593 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador. 17,355 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 313,624 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador. 12,502 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 31, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 301,331 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador. 11,446 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 27, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 279,886 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador. 10,593 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 23, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 262,096 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador. 10,466 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 253,790 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador. 10,058 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 11, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 213,678 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador. 9,686 people have received both doses (link).

  • April 28, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 167,302 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador. 9,676 people have received both doses (link).

  • April 25, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 157,118 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador (link).

  • April 21, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 141,034 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador (link).
  • April 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 117,801 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador (link).
  • April 12, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 110,047 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador (link).
  • April 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 92,235 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Newfoundland and Labrador. 9,699 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 6, 2021: The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced that pre-registration for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment is available for Indigenous adults, people 70 years of age and older, and home support workers. (link).

New Brunswick

  • June 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 592,510 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 75,245 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 560,759 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 56,084 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 524,339 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 46,193 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 4, 2021: The province of New Brunswick announced that New Brunswickers who received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine can choose Oxford-AstraZeneca or an mRNA vaccine for their second dose (link).

  • June 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 499,490 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 43,162 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 1, 2021: The Government of New Brunswick announced that everyone aged 12 and older is now eligible to receive a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • June 1, 2021: The Government of New Brunswick announced that everyone aged 12 and older is now eligible to receive a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • May 31, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 474,127 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 40,172 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 27, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 430,184 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 36,297 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 27, 2021: The province announced that children between the ages of 12 and 17 can now book appointments to receive their first dose of the Pfzier vaccine (link).

  • May 24, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 423,919 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 36,046 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 20, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 385,958 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 34,753 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 18, 2021: The Health Minister announced that everyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccine should be able to have one by the week of June 7, 2021 (link).

  • May 18, 2021: The Health Minister announced that everyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccine should be able to have one by the week of June 7, 2021 (link).

  • May 13, 2021: The Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that the province will stop giving the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a first dose (link).

  • May 13, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 327,633 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 31,301 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 10, 2021: The Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that residents 40 years of age and older are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • May 4, 2021: The Government of New Brunswick announced that people 50 and older may schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • April 26, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 220,377 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick (link).

  • April 21, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 218,939 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 22,608 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 20, 2021: The Department of Health announced that all pregnant residents are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).
  • April 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 174,234 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 16,858 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 12, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 152,265 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 15,771 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 8, 2021: The Government of New Brunswick announced that COVID-19 vaccination clinics will no longer be organized for large employers and home care workers. Instead, people in these groups may receive a COVID-19 vaccine once their age cohort is eligible (link).
  • April 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 129,317 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. 13,209 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 7, 2021: The Government of New Brunswick announced that people 70 and older may now schedule their first COVID-19 vaccination appointment (link).
  • April 6, 2021: The Chief Public Health Officer announced the province’s next steps in its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, with people ages 60-64 now eligible to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Public and private health care providers, including clinicians (e.g. optometrists, pharmacists, physiotherapists) and support staff can also now book appointments. People ages 40-59 with underlying medical conditions, and members of their households, can book COVID-19 vaccination appointments as of April 9, 2021 (link).

Nova Scotia

  • June 14, 2021: The province of Nova Scotia announced that individuals who received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on or before April 24, 2021 and are scheduled to receive their second dose on or before August 7, 2021 can now reschedule their appointments for earlier dates (link).

  • June 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 678,615 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 47,930 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 11, 2021: The province of Nova Scotia announced that individuals who received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on or before April 10, 2021 and are scheduled to receive their second dose on or before July 24, 2021 can now reschedule their appointments for earlier dates (link).

  • June 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 647,604 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 45,372 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 8, 2021: The Government of Nova Scotia announced that individuals who received their first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on or before April 21 may now reschedule their second dose appointment to a date before June 30, 2021. Individuals who received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine may elect to receive a second dose of either the Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, but Nova Scotia is recommending Pfizer or Moderna (link).

  • June 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 724,260 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 44,188 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 594,708 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 43,776 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 1, 2021: The Government of Nova Scotia announced that the province would resume the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for second doses only (link).

  • May 31, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 560,843 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 43,252 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 28, 2021: The province announced that starting on May 27, COVID-19 vaccine appointments are open to booking provincewide for people ages 12 and older. The Pfizer vaccine is available to anyone 12 and older. The Moderna vaccine is only available to people 18 and older (link).

  • May 27, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 521,053 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 42,205 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 25, 2021: The province announced that those aged 20 and older are now eligible to book a vaccine as of May 25, and those aged 12 and older will become eligible to book an appointment by the end of May.

  • May 25, 2021: The province announced that the delivery of second doses would be sped up by two to four weeks. Those who are due to receive their second dose soonest will be able to move their appointment up starting in early June.

  • May 24, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 483,549 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 40,900 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 20, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 442,535 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia (link).

  • May 20, 2021: The province announced that those aged 25 to 29 are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • May 17, 2021: The Government of Nova Scotia announced residents 30 and older can book appointments to receive the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines as of May 17, 2021 (link).

  • May 14, 2021: The Government of Nova Scotia announced residents 35 and older can book appointments to receive the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines as of May 14, 2021 (link).

  • May 13, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, more than 400,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia (link).

  • May 12, 2021: The Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that Nova Scotia will stop administering the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a first dose, citing an observed increase in blood-clotting as well as the increased availability of mRNA vaccines (link).

  • May 7, 2021: The Government of Nova Scotia announced residents 40 and older can book appointments to receive the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines as of May 7, 2021 (link).

  • May 3, 2021: The Government of Nova Scotia announced residents 50 and older can book appointments to receive the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines as of May 3, 2021 (link). Those aged 40 to 64 continue to be eligible to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine (link).

  • April 30, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, more than 300,000 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia (link).

  • April 28, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 293,763 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 35,549 people have received both doses (link).

  • April 26, 2021: The Government of Nova Scotia announced that all residents 55 years of age and older are now eligible to receive either of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines (link).

  • April 23, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 260,788 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia (link).
  • April 21, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 247,312 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 34,144 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 19, 2021: The Government of Nova Scotia announced people 60 and older can book appointments to receive the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines as of April 19, 2021 (link).
  • April 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 169,851 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 31,583 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 12, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 138,348 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 30,838 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 123,166 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nova Scotia. 30,069 people have received both doses (link).

Prince Edward Island

  • June 14, 2021: The Government of Prince Edward Island announced that the province will receive an additional 29,000 vaccines before the end of June (link).

  • June 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 111,616 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Prince Edward Island. 16,901 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 104,281 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Prince Edward Island. 14,436 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 100,770 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Prince Edward Island. 14,305 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 93,346 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Prince Edward Island. 13,441 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 31, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 87,861 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Prince Edward Island. 12,868 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 27, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 83,741 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Prince Edward Island. 12,310 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 19, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 78,817 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Prince Edward Island. 12,156 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 8, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 73,978 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Prince Edward Island. 11,765 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 8, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 63,617 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Prince Edward Island. 10,946 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 4, 2021: The Government of Prince Edward Island announced that people aged 50 and older will be eligible to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine starting the week of May 17, 2021. People 40 and over will be eligible to receive the Moderna vaccine starting the week of May 24, 2021 (link).

  • April 24, 2021: Prince Edward Island’s COVID-19 vaccination website was updated to include pregnant women in the group of those now eligible to book a vaccination appointment (link).

  • April 22, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 43,018 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Prince Edward Island. 9,579 people have received both doses (link).

  • April 12, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 30,937 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Prince Edward Island. 8,241 people have received both doses (link).

Yukon

  • June 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 55,485 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon. 25,789 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 54,832 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon. 25,549 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 54,166 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon. 25,252 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 53,339 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon. 25,049 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 31, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 52,649 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon. 24,763 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 27, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 52,108 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon. 24,435 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 18, 2021: The Government of Yukon announced that individuals age 12 to 17 are eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as of May 31, 2021. Due to limited supply and handling requirements, individuals aged 18 and older are not eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, but may receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (link).

  • May 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 50,998 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon. 23,845 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 12, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 49,836 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon. 23,253 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 12, 2021: The Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that the territory will receive a supply of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for youths aged 12 to 17. Appointments in Whitehorse are expected to begin in mid-June and continue until mid-July (link).

  • April 28, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 47,763 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon. 22,032 people have received both doses (link).

  • April 21, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 45,971 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon. 20,755 people have received both doses (link).

  • April 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 42,354 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon. 17,653 people have received both doses (link).
  • April 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 37,193 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Yukon. 13,239 people have received both doses (link).

Northwest Territories

  • June 7, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 55,078 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Northwest Territories. 24,881 people have received both doses (link).

  • June 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 53,501 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Northwest Territories. 23,922 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 27, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 52,237 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the Northwest Territories. 23,344 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 21, 2021: The Government of the Northwest Territories announced that it has received a further shipment of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines which it will offer to individuals ages 12 to 17 (link).

  • May 5, 2021: The Government of the Northwest Territories announced that its COVID-19 vaccination efforts would be expanding to include the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, 1,100 doses of which arrived in the Northwest Territories on May 4, 2021 (link).

  • April 21, 2021: The Government of the Northwest Territories announced that 63% of all adults in the territory have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. 51% of all adults are fully vaccinated (link).

Nunavut

  • June 3, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 32,196 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nunavut. 14,949 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 17, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 30,025 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nunavut. 13,305 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 14, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 16,609 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nunavut. 13,160 people have received both doses (link).

  • May 12, 2021: The Chief Public Health Officer said the government is working to secure a supply of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for teenagers in the territory but no timeline had been set on when doses will arrive (link).

  • May 10, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 39,353 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nunavut. 12,879 people have received both doses (link).

  • April 28, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 27,813 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nunavut. 12,285 people have received both doses (link).

  • April 21, 2021: Since the start of immunizations, 26,164 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Nunavut. 11,605 people have received both doses (link).

 

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