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The largest vaccination operation in history has entered a new phase with the administration of the booster doses. Follow the progress of this COVID-19 immunization campaign at home and around the world.

If you notice a problem with the data, write to us. On your first visit, choose the display with the explanations. Otherwise, you can directly view the latest updates.

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The total number of doses received in Canada include the doses allocated to the provinces and territories, as well as a federal allocation for the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canadian Forces and Correctional Service Canada.

Side effects following immunization are counted per person, regardless of whether they have experienced one or more side effects.

We compile the number of doses injected, doses received and vaccinations completed from provincial websites, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group. We make all of the data we compile on COVID-19 public in CSV files. Click on the links to download the Quebec regional data, the Canadian provincial data and the aggregate data for Canada. Unless there is a problem, these files are updated hourly. For other sources, click on the links displayed under the corresponding tables or graphs.

Updates

January 13, 2022 :

We added the booster dose data to our charts, which allowed us to decline the immunization coverage of Canadians by 1st, 2nd and 3rd dose. The whole text has also been adjusted to reflect the current situation of the vaccination campaign.

October 22, 2021:

We removed from our graphs the percentage of the population having received a first dose only because it was deducted from the total number of injected doses and the number of completed vaccinations. However, with the administration of third doses, this calculation no longer holds and several provinces do not give the number of third doses injected in their jurisdiction.

July 25, 2021 :

We have removed the achievement of herd immunity from our charts, as the target of 70% set at the time of publication, is no longer appropriate to the current situation. The emergence of more contagious variants and the spread of the epidemic in other parts of the world make it difficult to choose a target on which the majority of experts agree. Estimates typically range from 70% to 90%, but herd immunity might also never be achieved with COVID-19, other scientists say.

The display order for provinces and countries has been changed to reflect the proportion of people vaccinated rather than having received at least one dose.

July 5, 2021 :

Previously, the herd immunity was calculated on the total number of doses to be injected. However, it was possible for a province to inject a large number of first doses, but failed to give second doses to everyone. Since a second dose is necessary for long-term protection, the calculation is now made on the number of second doses injected.

May 14, 2021 :

The number of 1st and 2nd doses injected in Quebec’s regions now comes only from the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec, which classifies them according to the region of residence of the vaccinated person (and not the region in which vaccine was administered, as listed by the Ministry of Health). Previously, the 1st dose data came from the Ministry of Health.

March 30, 2021 :

Population statistics for Quebec regions and the provinces and territories of Canada have been updated using the most recent estimates from Statistics Canada and the Institut de la statistique du Québec.

March 15, 2021:

The historical percentage of the vaccinated population was incorrect for the Canadian provinces. The calculation was based on the population of Canada instead of the population of each province. This has been corrected.

February 16, 2021:

The text Who are the Canadians vaccinated first? has been adjusted to reflect changes made by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization for the prioritized groups. Adults aged 50 to 69, adults from racialized and marginalized communities or at risk of developing a severe form of COVID-19 as well as essential front-line workers have passed in front of healthcare workers who have not direct contact with the public.

The text Why is vaccination important? has been modified to clarify that science has yet proven beyond doubt that immunization conferred by COVID-19 vaccines reduces transmission of the virus.

Naël Shiab data journalist, Daniel Blanchette Pelletier journalist, Santiago Salcido designer, Melanie Julien desk-editor, Martine Roy coordinator. With the collaboration of Mélanie Méloche-Holubowski.