68% vaccinated, Canada re-opens by Summer & Fall

According to current speed of vaccination, classes in Colleges and Universities can restart this Fall.  This is great news for International Students!

Both individual Provinces and the Federal Government recently released plans to start easing Covid-19 restrictions in Canada starting this Summer, with further reductions planned for the Fall of 2021, including a return to College and University classes.

  • Theresa Tam (Chief Public Health Officer of Canada) said that the distribution of some 25 million vaccine doses has resulted in a “strong and steady decline” in cases, with totals less than half what they were during the peak of the third wave in mid-April.
  • She was positive, indicating that “over the past month, things have taken a great turn for the better”.

In Canada, almost 68% of the population above 12 years old has been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Canada vaccination map

Source: CTV News Interactive Map

On June 2nd, for example, Canada administered close to 345 Thousand vaccines in a single day.

Strict public health measures and a ramped-up vaccination campaign have pushed the national Covid-19 case count to its lowest level in weeks. In much of the country, the pandemic outlook is improving.

With a population of around 34 Million people, Canada has distributed more almost 28 Million of Covid-19 vaccine doses and has already applied almost 24.8 Million doses.  Canada is quickly applying second doses.

The speed of Covid-19 vaccination has accelerated very significantly in Canada. For example, several weeks ago Government officials in the Province of Alberta (population of around 4 Million) explained that, while it took 128 days to vaccinate 1 Million people in the province, vaccinating the second Million only took 29 days.  And the Covid-19 vaccination rate in Canada has picked up since.

 

What happens next in Canada?

Provided that certain targets are met, the Federal and provincial governments in Canada are announcing various plans to start easing Covid-19 restrictions as early as June 2021, with further lifting of restrictions by the Fall (starting in September 2021).

One of these targets is to get 75% of those eligible in Canada fully Covid-19 vaccinated with a 1-dose or 2-dose vaccination series against Covid-19. At current daily vaccination rates, with over 65% of people 12 years old or more already vaccinated, and given that Canada has already started administering second doses, the goal is very achievable.  As shown in the image below, once this milestone is reached, current plans call to allow in-door Post-Secondary classes, sports and family gatherings by the Fall.

Source: Public Health Agency of Canada – posted by Global News (May 14, 2021)

Although some public health measures would still remain in place in Canada after the 75% Covid-19 vaccination target is achieved, most Colleges and Universities already have in place Covid-readiness plans to restart classes by September 2021.  Eager International Students from all over the world are receiving this as most welcome news and continue to follow these updates, to come to study in Canada as soon as they can.

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To learn more about COVID-19 updates in Canada, check these News sources:

World Coronavirus Tracker and Maps – Canada

Reuters, June 1st, 2021.

Canada has administered at least 23,862,352 doses of Covid-19 vaccines so far.

During the last week reported, Canada averaged about 355,008 Covid-19 doses administered each day.

Coronavirus vaccination tracker: How many people in Canada have received shots?

CTV News, May 31, 2021.

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer

  • “Over the past month, things have taken a great turn for the better”
  • Dr. Theresa Tam said the distribution of some 25 million vaccine doses has resulted in a “strong and steady decline” in cases, with totals less than half what they were during the peak of the third wave in mid-April.

Strict public health measures and a ramped-up vaccination campaign have pushed the national Covid-19 case count to its lowest level in weeks. In much of the country, the pandemic outlook is improving.

The national “rT” — the metric that tracks the average number of people a single infected person will pass the virus on to — has been trending below 1 for more than a month, which means the pandemic is shrinking in Canada.

Canada is ‘well and truly over’ the peak of the 3rd wave

CBC News, May 28, 2021.

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer

Roughly 62 per cent of all adults have now had at least one dose of a vaccine, she said, and as a result, “things have taken a great turn for the better.”



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