Vaccine recipients in British Columbia

Comparing the percentage of British Columbians who have received vaccines vs. the number of days passed in 2021.

(We’re hoping for ~40-50% vaccinated by Canada Day.)

British Columbians vaccinated*Days in 2021CAN72.3%50%264 days (72.3%)4.03 m vaccinated (78.3%)3.68 m fully vaccinated (71.5%)Canada Day (July 1)
Figure 1 — Vaccine data for British Columbia

In British Columbia (pop. 5,145,851), 4,029,982 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 3,681,324 are fully vaccinated.

Vaccinations in British Columbia vs. days in 2021
Raw dataPercent
British Columbians fully vaccinated3,681,324 / 5,145,85171.5%
British Columbians who have received a vaccine4,029,982 / 5,145,85178.3%
Days passed in 2021264 / 36572.3%

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Summary

78.3% of British Columbians have received at least one dose of the vaccine, which is 4th overall for Canada’s 10 provinces.

  • Nova Scotia is 3rd, with 78.9% of its population vaccinated.
  • Quebec is 5th, with 78.2% of its population vaccinated.

To catch up to Nova Scotia, British Columbia would have to give 30,875 vaccine doses to new people.

Measuring “vaccinated”

“Vaccinated” is a little ambiguous. Both vaccines currently used in Canada require 2 doses (several weeks apart) to be fully effective. However, receiving 1 dose is partially effective, and indicates how quickly we are dispensing vaccines.

  • The larger number tracks British Columbians who have received at least 1 dose.
  • The smaller number tracks British Columbians who have received both doses.

For a more thorough write-up, check out the Methodology.