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A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Feb. 13, 2021 – Canora Courier

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The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 9 p.m. ET on Saturday Feb. 13, 2021.

In Canada, the provinces are reporting 31,403 new vaccinations administered for a total of 1,252,942 doses given. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 3,305.979 per 100,000.

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There were no new vaccines delivered to the provinces and territories for a total of 1,313,225 doses delivered so far. The provinces and territories have used 95.41 per cent of their available vaccine supply.

Please note that Newfoundland, P.E.I., Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the territories typically do not report on a daily basis.

Newfoundland is reporting 2,091 new vaccinations administered over the past seven days for a total of 14,687 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 28.048 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to Newfoundland for a total of 19,975 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 3.8 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 73.53 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

P.E.I. is reporting 802 new vaccinations administered over the past seven days for a total of 9,139 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 57.612 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to P.E.I. for a total of 10,200 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 6.4 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 89.6 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

Nova Scotia is reporting 5,048 new vaccinations administered over the past seven days for a total of 22,343 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 22.895 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to Nova Scotia for a total of 34,800 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 3.6 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 64.2 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

New Brunswick is reporting 1,366 new vaccinations administered over the past seven days for a total of 18,643 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 23.90 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to New Brunswick for a total of 25,850 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 3.3 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 72.12 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

Quebec is reporting 10,341 new vaccinations administered for a total of 290,953 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 34.003 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to Quebec for a total of 310,425 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 3.6 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 93.73 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

Ontario is reporting 14,506 new vaccinations administered for a total of 456,947 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 31.108 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to Ontario for a total of 437,975 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 3.0 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 104.3 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

Manitoba is reporting 1,053 new vaccinations administered for a total of 53,717 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 39.01 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to Manitoba for a total of 69,600 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 5.1 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 77.18 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

Saskatchewan is reporting 1,778 new vaccinations administered for a total of 48,566 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 41.187 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to Saskatchewan for a total of 44,575 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 3.8 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 109 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

Alberta is reporting 3,725 new vaccinations administered for a total of 144,114 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 32.738 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to Alberta for a total of 132,475 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 3.0 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 108.8 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

British Columbia is reporting zero new vaccinations administered for a total of 162,982 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 31.761 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to British Columbia for a total of 186,550 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 3.6 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 87.37 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

Yukon is reporting zero new vaccinations administered for a total of 11,514 doses given. The territory has administered doses at a rate of 275.91 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to Yukon for a total of 14,400 doses delivered so far. The territory has received enough of the vaccine to give 35 per cent of its population a single dose. The territory has used 79.96 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

The Northwest Territories are reporting zero new vaccinations administered for a total of 13,132 doses given. The territory has administered doses at a rate of 291.053 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to the Northwest Territories for a total of 14,400 doses delivered so far. The territory has received enough of the vaccine to give 32 per cent of its population a single dose. The territory has used 91.19 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

Nunavut is reporting zero new vaccinations administered for a total of 6,205 doses given. The territory has administered doses at a rate of 160.228 per 1,000. There were zero new vaccines delivered to Nunavut for a total of 12,000 doses delivered so far. The territory has received enough of the vaccine to give 31 per cent of its population a single dose. The territory has used 51.71 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

*Notes on data: The figures are compiled by the COVID-19 Open Data Working Group based on the latest publicly available data and are subject to change. Note that some provinces report weekly, while others report same-day or figures from the previous day. Vaccine doses administered is not equivalent to the number of people inoculated as the approved vaccines require two doses per person. The vaccines are currently not being administered to children under 18 and those with certain health conditions. In some cases the number of doses administered may appear to exceed the number of doses distributed as some provinces have been drawing extra doses per vial.

This report was automatically generated by The Canadian Press Digital Data Desk and was first published February 13, 2021.

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Coronavirus: Toronto still waiting on vaccine supply boost from province – Global News

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While thousands of Ontario seniors 80 years of age and older were recently inoculated against COVID-19, many have not yet received their first vaccine dose.

Peel and York Regions launched their own online portals two weeks ahead of the provincial government’s website.

Online booking for appointments in York opened at 8 a.m. on Monday. Within an hour and a half, all 20,000 available spots had been claimed.

The region announced late Wednesday evening it would be opening an additional 2,000 appointments.

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In Peel, public health is working in collaboration with Trillium Health Partners and William Osler Health System to provide the shots for eligible residents.

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Meanwhile, in Canada’s largest city, officials continue to wait for a badly needed boost to its vaccine rollout.

“We are vaccine availability limited,” said Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg.

Pegg, who is the general manager of Toronto’s Office of Emergency Management, faced several questions about when residents in that age group would be able to receive vaccinations at city-run sites.

“There are a number of hospitals and there are a number of health care partners who are moving forward, and who are vaccinating a number of people, and residents who are over the age of 80, from the supply of vaccine that they have,” he said during a news conference on Wednesday.

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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Michael Garron Hospital and North York General Hospital are all offering pre-registration. Their portals were also launched in advance of the provincial government site.

When asked on Monday during a news conference about why Toronto was unable to launch its own targeted vaccination effort, Dr. Eileen de Villa pointed to the considerable number of people required to be inoculated under the provincial prioritization framework.

“We have roughly, I believe, about 100,000 people working within the health-care system here, and that just doesn’t exist in other jurisdictions,” she said.

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“That’s just one example of the scale or the size and scope of the vaccination campaign that we need to undertake here in Toronto that differentiates us from other jurisdictions.”


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Global News reached out to the Ministry of Health for comment on Wednesday afternoon, and did not receive a response in time for publication.

As of the week of February 22, Toronto received 137,670 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 57,700 doses of the Moderna vaccine.

Toronto Public Health says this was enough to cover 97,685 people as part of the two-dose regimen. The estimated number of people to be vaccinated in phase one is 325,000.

Public Health officials in Peel Region tell Global News as of the end of last month, 65,000 doses have been received across sites that obtain doses directly from province.

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Nearly 52,000 doses have been administered to those eligible to receive one.

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Ontario to launch coronavirus vaccine pilot project in selected pharmacies – CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

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As vaccine supply starts to ramp up in Ontario, residents could soon get their COVID-19 vaccine in pharmacies.

The Ford government and the Ontario Pharmacists Association have reached a deal that will allow the administration of vaccines in 4,600 pharmacy locations across the province.

“We have signed agreements now with the pharmacy association to allow them to vaccinate. As you know, the minister of health has expanded the number of health care practitioners who can provide vaccines,” Solicitor General Sylvia Jones said Wednesday.

“So, we’re ready. We have put in the bricks if you may to make sure that no matter how much vaccine we have, we’re ready and able to ramp up quickly.”

Justin Bates, the president of the association, told CTV News Toronto Wednesday that a pilot project will be launched in a number of pharmacies next week in three health units – Toronto Public Health, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennos and Addington Public Health, and Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

“I think that’s a great milestone to increase access and convenience for residents of Ontario,” Bates said.

“We’re going to start there with the limited amount of vaccine that’s available and then scale up.”

Bates added that details of the pilot project are still being finalized, including who is eligible to go to a pharmacy and what vaccine will be distributed.

The province could see 46 vaccinations in a day per pharmacy, which amounts to about one million per week, he said.

“We have the resources and infrastructure to be able to add quite a few vaccinations and give ultimately, a choice and a complementary system to both public health mass immunization clinics, as well as what the role for primary care physicians are going to going to ultimately be,” Bates said.

“This is going to be an all-hands-on-deck scenario. And pharmacies are certainly an important part of that.”

When asked if pharmacists will be involved in the rollout of therecently approved Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, Bates said that it is under consideration, but no final decision has been made.

The provincial government indicated that it will be using ‘a different pathway’ in delivering the AstraZeneca vaccine into people’s arms. Ontario is expected to receive approximately 190,000 doses of the vaccine this month, including 114,000 shots with an expiration date of April 2.

The province said those between the ages of 60 and 64 will have access to the AstraZeneca vaccine.

“I think because of the supply challenges, and also because we don’t want to take away from what’s available in the public health clinics, whether it’s the mass immunization clinics or the mobile pop-up clinics, I think they’re going to look for a separate supply for pharmacy, whether that’s AstraZeneca or what have you,” Bates said.

“But we want to make sure what we’re doing is complimentary. That we’re offering choice for patients, residents in the province lots of access points. We don’t want to take away from the efforts that are underway for the priority populations within the other parts of the system.”

– with files from CTV News Toronto’s Colin D’Mello

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7 additional deaths and 542 new COVID-19 cases in BC – Trail Daily Times – Trail Times

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B.C. announced 542 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths as of Wednesday (March 3), said provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.

It breaks down to 131 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health authority region, 292 in Fraser Health, 31 in Island Health, 43 in Interior Health and 44 in Northern Health.

There are now a total of 4,654 active cases in the province, this includes three more people are being treated in hospital for the virus, for a total of 246. Of them, 64 are in intensive care.

In a joint statement, Henry and health minister Adrian Dix reported 18 new COVID-19 cases linked to variants of concern for a total of 200 in the province:

“Our goal is to protect as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, through the available COVID-19 vaccines. With a single primer dose, these vaccines are helping to stop outbreaks and reduce serious illness and death.”

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So far, 289,809 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., of which 86,616 were second doses.

A total of 1,372 people in B.C. have lost their lives to COVID-19 since the pandemic began. There have been a total of 81,909 cases, of which 75,819 have recovered.

There were no new reported health care facility outbreaks as a result of the virus.


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