MILLIONS more Britons are set to receive their first vaccine dose as the roll-out is expanded to over 70s and clinically extremely vulnerable from today.
Already 3.8 million people in the UK have received the first dose of their vaccine, either the Pfizer or Oxford jab, including half of over 80s.
The Covid vaccine calculator can estimate how many people are ahead of you in the queue to get a jab in the UK. A 25-year-old would receive their first dose by May, and their second by August under the Government plans
Omni’s vaccine queue calculator will ask questions about you, such as if you have a health condition
The next stage of the NHS vaccine programme will reach 4.6million in their 70s and older and another one million who have conditions like cancer or have received organ transplants.
The Government has a list of nine high-priority groups it aims to get through before the general population will get vaccinated.
Every adult (over 18s) should be offered a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine by September, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told Sky News on Sunday.
An online calculator predicts when you will get your first and second dose of the vaccine.
The tool uses your age, health and whether you work for the NHS to determine where you are in the queue.
It can be adjusted based on how fast the vaccines are deployed – with a speedy operation the key to ending lockdowns.
Boris Johnson has vowed to open 50 mass vaccination centres across the country by next month in a bid to end lockdown early.
Ten more mass vaccination hubs will open this week, joining the hundreds of GP-led and hospital services along with the first pharmacy-led pilot sites.
Brian Pinker, 82, was the first to receive the Oxford University/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine outside of clinical trials on December 4Credit: Reuters
Margaret Keenan, 91, the first Briton to receive the Pfizer jab, got her second dose on December 29Credit: Handout – Getty
Ten more vaccination centres have opened from today. It takes the total to 17
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 first and then second dose.
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, which would take just over two years to vaccinate everyone.
Adjusting this to two million per week would mean everyone is innoculated in a year.
At the current pace, 1.5 million people are being vaccinated per week, based on the number of doses given in the week January 11 to January 18.
Omni also predicts 70 per cent of people accept their jab offer, based on flu vaccine uptake, but in reality this could be lower.
This graph shows how quickly the population will be vaccinated under different vaccination speeds
With a vaccination rate of one million people per week:
You should expect to receive your first dose of vaccine between 18/07/2021 and 30/09/2021. You should then get your second dose by between 10/10/2021 and 23/12/2021.
- A 40-year-old with an underling health condition:
You should expect to receive your first dose of vaccine between 30/03/2021 and 16/05/2021. You should then get your second dose by between 22/06/2021 and 08/08/2021.
You should expect to receive your first dose of vaccine between 14/02/2021 and 13/03/2021. You should then get your second dose by between 09/05/2021 and 05/06/2021.
When a 70-year-old can expect their vaccine at a rate of one million doses per week
When a 45-year-old with a health condition can expect their vaccine under a rate of two million doses per week
With a vaccination rate of two million people per week:
You should expect to receive your first dose of vaccine between 19/04/2021 and 25/05/2021. You should then get your second dose by between 12/07/2021 and 17/08/2021.
- A 40-year-old with an underling health condition:
You should expect to receive your first dose of vaccine between 23/02/2021 and 18/03/2021. You should then get your second dose by between 18/05/2021 and 10/06/2021.
You should expect to receive your first dose of vaccine between 01/02/2021 and 14/02/2021. You should then get your second dose by between 26/04/2021 and 09/05/2021.
The calculator is only a model to give a broad idea of how long you may need to wait for your jab.
The Government have explained everyone must wait until they are contacted by the NHS, offering them an appointment.
The official prioritisation list, drawn up by the JCVI
PM praises speed
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hailed the “national effort” to get millions vaccinated.
It came after figures showed more people have received their first vaccine dose than have tested positive for the virus in the UK.
He tweeted on Saturday: “We’ve given over 3.5 million vaccine doses to protect against COVID-19, with over 324,000 doses yesterday alone.
“Thank you to everyone who is helping in this fantastic national effort. Help our NHS by staying at home to save lives.”
Vaccines are the only way to put an end to crippling lockdowns, and so the faster they can be given, the quicker lives can return to normal.
The new coronavirus variant, which can spread faster and is fuelling record high coronavirus cases over the UK, is adding pressure onto the race to doll out vaccine doses.
Officials say the NHS is capable of the huge programme, but relies on sufficient supplies coming through to keep up pace.
Thousands of Sun readers have already stepped forward to join our Jabs Army.
Sir Ian McKellen, 81, gives a thumbs up after having his Covid jab at the Queen Mary University Hospital in LondonCredit: � Jeff Moore / eyevine
The NHS vaccine roll-out has begun, but there is a priority list. Pictured: Entertainer Lionel Blair, 92, receives the Pfizer/BioNtech jab at the horse racing course at Epsom, Surrey on December 16Credit: AFP
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine will accelerate over the coming weeks as more supplies become available.
Mr Hancock told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme on January 12 that health services were “on track” to deliver it to 14 million by mid-February.
Every adult in the UK will be offered a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine by September, Dominic Raab has pledged.
The Foreign Secretary said it would be “great” if the rollout could be faster but that the Government was working to the early autumn target.
In an interview on Sky’s Sophy Ridge on January 17, Mr Raab said: “Our target is by September to have offered all the adult population a first dose. If we can do it faster than that, great, but that’s the roadmap.”
He said that he hoped by the “early spring” some restrictions can be lifted “gradually” so the country can “get back to normal”.
Mr Raab warned, however, that it could be put “at risk” by the new variants and pressure on the NHS as he urged people to follow the rules.