When will I get my Covid vaccine? How to use coronavirus jabs calculator to check your place in the queue
Online tool provides estimate of when you will receive either Pfizer / BioNtech or Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine
People curious about finding out when they might receive a Covid jab can get an estimation via a new vaccine calculator online.
The UK is continuing its rollout of the Pfizer / BioNtech and Oxford / AstraZeneca jabs after surpassing its target of vaccinating 15 million people by 15 February.
Those most vulnerable to the coronavirus have been at the front of the queue, with care home residents, staff, over-70s and NHS personnel in the first wave.
But with 67 million people in the country, where will you come in the queue?
How does the Omni calculator it work?
The vaccine calculator was developed by Polish start up company Omni.
The Omni calculator predicts where you are in the queue to receive a Covid vaccine in the UK, based on the government's priority list (please see below).
It asks you to fill out a form stating your age, whether you are a care home resident or worker, if you are pregnant and if you are a health worker.
The tool also needs to know if you were asked to shield during lockdown or are classed as extremely vulnerable, and if you have any underlying health conditions.
By answering all these questions correctly you will receive a more accurate estimation of when you could receive a Covid vaccine.
When will I get the Covid vaccine?
For example an adult aged 65 with no health conditions will have somewhere between 9,926,645 and 12,305,865 people in front of them in the queue for a Covid vaccine in the UK.
The 65-year-old can expect to receive a vaccine between 25 February and 14 March 2021.
An 18-year-old, with no underlying health conditions, will be placed somewhere between 27,132,105 and 38,844,493 in the queue for a vaccine and will have to wait until between 26 June and 16 September 2021 to get it.
The website states that all calculations are based on “a vaccination rate of 1,000,000 a week and an uptake of 70.6%”.
Who will get the vaccine first?
In order of when people are to be offered the vaccine in the UK:
- Care home residents and carers
- All those aged 80 years and over and frontline health and social care workers
- All those aged 75 years and over
- All those aged 70 years and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
- All those aged 65 years and over
- All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
- All those aged 60 years and over
- All those aged 55 years and over
- All those aged 50 years and over
Who is the Omni Calculator?
Polish startup Omni Calculator specialises in custom built online calculators that attempt to solve real life problems in only a few seconds.
“We're called Omni Calculator for a single reason – our goal is to solve all small math problems that people deal with on an everyday basis,” its website states.