According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, 48.6 percent of Canadians have been fully vaccinated.
Related figure in the US as published by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 48.4 percent of Americans are fully vaccinated.
Based on these percentages, 16,612,850 Canadians and 160,686,378 Americans are now fully vaccinated.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week announced that fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents could be allowed to travel to the country for non-essential purposes from mid-August.
The wide opening of Canada to fully vaccinated people from all countries is possible by early September.
The border between the US and Canada has been closed by mutual consent since March 2020.
Canada has also surpassed the US in the number of people who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 69.4 percent of citizens and residents having partial immunity to the virus.
In the US, this number is 55.9 percent.
The percentages for people eligible for the vaccine – those 12 years of age and older – are even more impressive. About 79.7 percent of Canadians and 65.3 percent of Americans have received a single dose.
Fully immunized citizen totals are 55.8 percent and 56.6 percent, respectively, with the US out of Canada.
The Biden administration fell short of its target of 70 percent of Americans having a shot of the vaccine by July 4.
Vaccine skepticism and hesitation in parts of the US has fueled a surge in new infections in recent weeks, as has a wave of new hospitalizations in states such as Arkansas, Florida and Missouri. The government continues to urge all Americans to get the vaccine.
Globally, just a quarter (26.1 percent) of the world’s population has received at least one dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus. our world in data which collects information from national governments.
Only one percent of people in low-income countries have received the dose.