TORONTO – Vaccine rollout across the country has started rocky and slow, but more doses will arrive in the coming days and weeks. Here every province and territory faces gunfire.
BC’s first phase of vaccine delivery is expected to be completed this month. From March 2021, more shots will go into the arms.
The next round of vaccination will include seniors over 80, indigenous seniors 65 and over, elders, health care workers, vulnerable populations who live and work in a community, and employees who care for the elderly at home.
The general population is expected to receive their first doses of vaccine in April through autumn 2021.
Between February 22 and 28, BC will receive 16,400 Moderna cans and 64,350 Pfizer cans.
Alberta is in the first phase of vaccinating its population, referred to as Phase 1A by the province, and is expected to last through February 2021. At this stage, the health care workers will come into direct contact with patients who are receiving doses of the vaccine. All long-term care residents, regardless of age, are also entitled to the vaccine during this period.
The next group will focus on those aged 75 and over and indigenous peoples over 65 who live on a reservation. This phase is expected to begin in February.
Alberta is expected to receive 14,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine and 54,990 doses of the Pfizer vaccine between February 22-28.
Saskatchewan is still in the first phase of its vaccine rollout program and is aimed at residents and long-term care workers, health care workers who may come into direct contact with COVID-19 patients, residents aged 70 and over, and residents over 50 who live in remote areas.
The province expects to start vaccinating the population from April 2021.
Between February 22 and 28, Saskatchewan is expected to receive 4,500 doses of the Moderna vaccine and 15,210 doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Manitoba is still in the first phase of its vaccine rollout. Currently, eligible health care workers for the COVID-19 vaccines are in intensive care units, acute and long-term care homes, laboratory staff handling COVID-19 samples, and prison staff.
The next group to consider for the vaccine includes health care workers who are not included in the first phase, residents and workers of shared living facilities, and key personnel.
Manitoba is expected to receive 6,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine and 17,550 doses of the Pfizer vaccine between February 22-28.
Ontario is in the first phase of its vaccine rollout plan, which is expected to end in March 2021. Eligible Ontarians at this stage are residents and employees of long-term care facilities for the elderly, hospital health workers, indigenous adults, and adults receiving home care for chronic illness.
The second phase of the rollout in Ontario is aimed at a broader group of seniors, starting in those over 80, people in high-risk groups like homeless shelters, key workers including teachers and first responders, and people with chronic illnesses.
Between February 22 and 28, Ontario will receive 47,400 doses of the Moderna vaccine and 186,030 doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Quebec is currently vaccinating its most vulnerable population and those who are in direct contact with them. Eligible for the vaccine are people who live in long-term care facilities, healthcare workers, and remote communities.
As vaccine supplies and deliveries increase, the province will expand its vaccination program to include younger populations aged 70 and over and those with chronic conditions that make them more susceptible to COVID-19.
Quebec will receive 28,500 doses of the Moderna vaccine and 107,640 doses of the Pfizer vaccine between February. 22 and 28.
Prince Edward Island is in the first phase of its vaccine rollout and is aimed at those most susceptible to contracting COVID-19.
Eligible persons include residents and employees of nursing homes, healthcare workers who are in direct contact with patients, seniors over 80 years of age, people over 18 years of age who live in indigenous communities, and residents and employees of residential communities.
This phase lasts until the end of March 2021.
The next group of residents to be eligible for the vaccine are healthcare workers who were not included in the first phase, seniors aged 70 and over, and key workers.
From February 22nd to 28th, PEI will receive 500 Moderna cans and 1,170 Pfizer cans.
New Brunswick is continuing the first phase of its vaccine rollout plan to vaccinate those who are at high risk of developing COVID-19.
New Brunswickers eligible for the vaccine include those who live and work in long-term care facilities, health care workers who are in direct contact with patients, and adults who live in First Nations communities.
The next group able to roll up their sleeves are those who live and work in a community setting, healthcare workers who are not included in the first phase, and first responders.
New Brunswick is expected to receive 2,400 Moderna cans and 9,360 Pfizer cans between February 22 and 28.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador are continuing the first phase of their vaccination schedule, working to vaccinate the most vulnerable and at risk.
Those eligible to vaccinate in the province include people living in long-term care facilities for the elderly, healthcare workers who are in direct contact with patients involved in the COVID-19 response, and adults in remote or isolated indigenous communities.
The province will begin vaccinating a larger population when the majority of the first group have received their doses. This includes health workers who were not included in the first phase, people who live in congregations, and key workers.
Newfoundland and Labrador are expected to receive 1,800 Moderna doses and 7,020 Pfizer doses between February 22-28.
Nova Scotia is continuing the first phase of the vaccine rollout plan targeting high risk populations in the province.
Nova Scotians eligible for the vaccine are healthcare workers who have direct contact with patients, staff and residents of long-term care facilities, and staff and residents of the Department of Community Services facilities.
The next round of Eligible Residents includes healthcare workers who may have contact with patients, residents, and community workers, as well as those who need to travel regularly from the provinces to work. According to the government website, phase 2 will also include people aged 80 and over and people between the ages of 75 and 79.
Nova Scotia will receive 3,000 Moderna cans and 11,700 Pfizer cans between February 22nd and 28th.
Nunavut expects enough doses by March 2021 to vaccinate 75 percent of its population over the age of 18.
The area is expected to receive 11,000 cans of Moderna between February 22-28.
The Northwest Territories will continue in the first phase of introducing vaccines for priority populations.
Eligible individuals for the COVID-19 vaccine include those of advanced age, members with existing chronic illnesses who are at high risk of spreading the virus, and those who live in remote communities.
The area will receive 16,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine between February 22 and 28.
Yukon continues to vaccinate the most vulnerable and high-risk populations in the territory. Those who live in long-term care facilities and frontline caregivers can get the vaccine.
All eligible people 18 and over in Whitehorse can get the vaccine by March. The territory plans to have enough doses by the end of March to vaccinate 75 percent of residents over the age of 18.
Yukon is expected to receive 16,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine between February 22-28.