Alberta is leading other provinces on COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney tweeted data showing that Alberta has distributed 75.4 per cent or 44994 of the total 59800 vaccines received to date from Ottawa.
The data retrieved from COVID-19 tracker website at 2:30 p.m (E.T) shows that Alberta has administered 1016.09 vaccinations per 100,000, while Quebec has administered 1078.05 vaccinations per 100,000. While Alberta has not yet released the number of people inoculated today, Quebec’s data includes today’s vaccine count.
British Columbia has delivered 64.97% (46259 out of 71200) of the vaccines it received which amounts to 898.95 doses per 100,000 population. In comparison, Ontario has given 828.77 doses per 100,000 population and administered 62.25% of the total doses (122105 out of the 196125 doses) received.
Premier Jason Kenney during Monday’s press conference said at the current rate, the province will run out of the current vaccination shipment some time next week and by the end of January, Alberta will have the capacity to administer 50,000 doses of vaccine per week.
The premier said the goal is to vaccinate about 200,000 Albertans a week by the end of March.
He added that by the end of March, officials expect to receive 677,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines from Ottawa.