Online Calculator Shows When You Should Receive First And Second Covid Vaccine Jabs
An online calculator shows you when you can expect to receive your first and second coronavirus vaccine jabs.
The calculator asks for basic information including your age, whether or not you are pregnant, a care home or health worker, and if you were asked to shield during the lockdown period.
It then works out where you sit in the queue based on the government's nine-point priority list, which outlines the order of who receives their jabs first: residents in a care home for older adults and their carers; all those 80 years of age and over, and frontline health and social care workers; all those 75 years of age and over; all those 70 years of age and over, and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals; all those 65 years of age and over; all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality, and unpaid carers who receive carer's allowance or are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person; all those 60 years of age and over; all those 55 years of age and over; and finally, all those 50 years of age and over.
According to the calculator, a 25-year-old with no underlying health conditions should expect to receive their first dose of the vaccine between 11 May 2021 and 26 June 2021, followed by a second jab between 3 August 2021 and 21 September 2021.
A 35-year-old health worker, meanwhile, should hopefully receive their first dose between 19 January and 24 January 2021, followed by the second dose between 13 April and 18 April 2021.
Earlier today, Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed that the next two groups of people in line to receive a vaccine are now being offered appointments.
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So far, the priority has been to vaccinate care home residents and staff and frontline healthcare and care staff, but now the rollout continues with people aged 70 and over and those who are extremely clinically vulnerable.
Hancock said: "Now that more than half of all over-80s have had their jab, we can begin vaccinating the next most vulnerable groups. Where an area has already reached the vast majority of groups 1-2, they can now start opening up the programme to groups 3-4.
"We are working day and night to make sure everyone who is 70 and over, our health and social care workers and the clinically extremely vulnerable are offered the vaccine by the middle of February and our NHS heroes are making huge strides in making this happen.
"This measure does not mean our focus on getting care homes, healthcare staff and those aged 80 and over vaccinated is wavering - it will remain our utmost priority over the coming weeks to reach the rest of these groups."
You can find out roughly where you stand by using the Omni calculator here.
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