Canada Has Fully Vaccinated Just 668K People After Pivoting To First Doses - CORRECTION

This article has been updated.
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Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated the number of Canadians forecasted to be fully vaccinated and has since been updated with accurate information.

While there's no definite answer for the question of "when will COVID-19 end," it's been said that vaccines will help. However, the pivot in early 2021 to get more people a first dose has put Canada behind its original schedule of how many people would be fully vaccinated by now.

In an email to Narcity, the Public Health Agency of Canada shared a timeline from January 2021 that projected three million people would get two doses by the end of March. Vaccine data shows that 3,859,699 people have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and only 667,983 people have received two doses as of March 27, 2021. 

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Major-General Dany Fortin, the head of Canada's vaccine distribution, said on April 8 that the country exceeded its goal for overall COVID-19 vaccine deliveries between January and March.

From April to June, 14.5 million to 24.5 million people are forecasted to be fully vaccinated in Canada according to an updated timeline from February 2021.

Ontario recently expanded the list of who is now eligible for doses which includes teachers and people over 18 years old in hot spot areas in the province.

Lisa Belmonte
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Lisa Belmonte is a Senior Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Trending Desk focused on government of Canada jobs and is based in Ontario.
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