Online Covid vaccine calculator reveals when you will get the jab
WITH a second Covid vaccine approved and set for roll out, everyone wants to know when they will be given their jab.
This online calculator can help you work out how long you might have to wait – and how many people are in front of you in the queue.
Click here to use the online Covid vaccine calculator
Based on the Government's priority list, it considers your age, your health, and whether you work in the NHS.
It comes after a vaccine from Oxford University and AstraZeneca was approved for use in the UK today.
The first jabs are expected to be given on Monday – with 24 million people immunised by Easter.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has hailed it as a "great British success story" which will help the country out of the pandemic "by spring".
The jab, from Oxford and AstraZeneca, could give up to 70 per cent protection 22 days after the first dose, experts today revealed.
People won't need their second dose for another three months – allowing medics to roll the first jabs out to as many people as possible.
Britain has ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine – enough to vaccinate 50 million people.
Along with the 30 million doses of Pfizer's vaccine, the UK now has enough doses ordered to vaccinate the entire population, Mr Hancock said.
On the December 8, Margaret Keenan became the first person in the UK – and the world – to receive an approved Covid-19 jab.
When will you get your vaccine?
Omni's vaccine queue calculator will estimate for you how many people are ahead of you in the queue to get a Covid vaccine in the UK.
It also predicts how long you might have to wait to get your vaccine.
All you need to do is enter your age, job and if you have a health condition.
It's based on the Government's priority list and the likely rate of vaccination.
The tool assumes that one million people will be vaccinated in a week – the Government's target.
The vaccine programme has set off at a slow start, but 25 million are set to have the jab by Easter – way more than one million a week.
Five million doses arriving before the end of the year, but it is unlikely these will actually be administered, with the programme kicking into action in the New Year.
Omni also predicts 70 per cent of people accept their jab offer, based on flu vaccine uptake, but in reality this could be lower.
A 45-year-old healthcare worker with a health condition would expect to get their vaccine between December 20 of this year and January 16 next year, the website says.
If vaccination continues at the rate it is at the moment – 69,000 a week -people will be waiting a lot longer.
It would take 15 years for the whole population to receive their vaccine doses.
At this rate, it means a 45-year-old healthcare worker with a health condition would not get their jab until around February of next year, the tool estimates.
But it could be as late as March 2022.
The calculator is only a model to give a broad idea of how long you may need to wait for your jab.
But the creators say they believe it is realistic that one million people will be vaccinated per week in the next year.
The Government have explained everyone must wait until they are contacted by the NHS, offering them an appointment.
A quarter won't get their jab until 2022
It comes after research reveals almost a quarter of the world’s population will not have access to a Covid-19 vaccine until 2022.
Experts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore in the US said high-income countries have already secured billions of doses, with uncertainty around access for middle and low-income countries.
Writing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), they noted that rich countries have reserved 51 per cent of available doses, though they comprise only 13.7 per cent of the world’s population.
Of the 13 manufacturers, only six, including AstraZeneca/Oxford University and Novavax, have sold to poorer countries.
The experts warned that, even if manufacturers meet all their production goals, people in poorer countries could face a long wait.
“Even if these leading manufacturers were all to succeed in reaching their projected maximum production capacity, nearly a quarter of the world’s population would not have access to a vaccine until at least 2022", the researchers said.
The UK has joined the international Covax drive which aims to boost equitable access to Covid-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.
Scientists on the project have said on a number of occasions they expect the MHRA to come to a conclusion before the end of this year.
NHS boss Sir Simon Stevens believes 22million Brits will be vaccinated by late spring as the rollout continues at record pace.
It will be a huge relief for hospitals who are now caring for up to three-times as many Covid patients as they were at the peak of the first wave.
Sir Simon praised the efforts of NHS staff during the pandemic, saying the nation owes them an “enormous debt of gratitude”.
He added: “Now again we are back in the eye of the storm with a second wave of coronavirus sweeping Europe and, indeed, this country.
“We think that by late Spring with vaccine supplies continuing to come on stream we will have been able to offer all vulnerable people across this country Covid vaccination.
“That perhaps provides the biggest chink of hope for the year ahead.”
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