Vaccine Administration and Distribution

Published on February 09, 2021

As of February 4th, more than 362,749 doses were administered in Ontario. We recorded another 7,694 Ontarians have received a vaccination. 87,831 people have been fully vaccinated.

Despite limited supplies from the federal government, the Ontario government has taken decisive action to provide protection to our most vulnerable seniors as quickly as possible.

The Ontario government is continuing to offer first doses of COVID-19 vaccines to residents in long-term care, high-risk retirement, and First Nations elder care homes, with an updated goal for completion by February 10 as a result of recent delays in shipments.

Ontario will be receiving 63,400 doses of the Moderna vaccine for the week of February 1, a reduction of 18,200 doses. In addition, the province received a reduced shipment of over 26,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the first week of February and is expecting approximately 310,000 doses to be delivered in the remaining weeks of the month.

In response to continued reductions in vaccine supply, the province prioritized the vaccination of residents of long-term care, high-risk retirement and First Nations elder care homes. Doses will be delivered to public health units across Ontario to ensure residents of these homes are offered their first dose as soon as possible.

On February 1, Ornge launched Operation Remote Immunity, an operation co-developed in partnership with Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), to provide the vaccine to community members 18 years of age or older in 31 NAN fly-in communities and Moosonee over the next three months.

Ontario has the capacity to vaccinate nearly 40,000 people per day, and we are building to triple or quadruple that capacity to reach all Ontarians as quickly as possible.

We are ready to administer the COVID-19 vaccine and expand vaccination sites as soon as we receive doses from the federal government.

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