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New Data Shows How Many COVID-19 Vaccines Each Province & Territory Has Received So Far

Some spots have had 0 Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines. 🇨🇦
COVID-19 Vaccines In Canada: Data Shows How Many Each Province & Territory Has Received

Now that two different types have been approved, COVID-19 vaccines in Canada are getting distributed across the country.

As of January 7, over half a million COVID-19 vaccine doses had arrived in Canada's provinces and territories, according to the federal government’s latest data.

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While some spots are getting more Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines, it appears others are receiving more doses of the Moderna option. Here’s what the distribution looks like so far:

Vaccines In Canada: New Data Shows How Many Each Province & Territory Has Received So Far Government of Canada

For example, the province of Quebec has now received 82,875 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and 32,500 doses of the Moderna version.

On the other hand, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut haven’t been given any doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech option but got thousands of doses of Moderna’s vaccine.

The information was last updated on January 7, 2021.

While the Government of Canada’s data doesn’t explain why some regions were given more or less doses of either option, it’s likely related to the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine’s complex storage requirements.

Per CBC News, the heat-sensitive doses must be stored at temperatures between –80 C and –60 C.

Per the data, it’s Ontario and Quebec that have been given the largest amount of doses so far.

Both regions have been particularly hard-hit by COVID-19 and also have the largest population sizes.

The Government of Canada is ending its India flight ban next week, which has been in place since April 2021.

"Canada continues to take a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening the border while prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in Canada," federal officials said in a news release on Tuesday, September 21.

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A new tool lets you store your vaccine certificate as an image, a PDF file, or as a card in your Apple Wallet.

Starting Wednesday, September 22, Ontarians are expected to show their proof of vaxx to enter certain non-essential businesses and settings. However, because enhanced vaccine certificates with QR codes won't come into effect in the province until October 22, a team of volunteer software engineers and medical professionals created a tool that lets you store your proof of vaccination on your phone with a QR code.

"No personal data is sent to the internet. [The] QR code is for verification only, with no personal info," the team behind the tool told CTV News.

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