You can use this vaccine calculator to see when you might get the coronavirus jab

Now that the rollout of coronavirus vaccines has begun across the UK, many are wondering when they'll be vaccinated

A calculator has been created on Omnicalculator, which estimates when you might be offered a coronavirus jab - and how many people are ahead of you in the queue.

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The calculator is based on the UK's current nine-point priority list for the vaccine, which is as follows:

  1. Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. All those 75 years of age and over
  4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  5. All those 65 years of age and over
  6. All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  7. All those 60 years of age and over
  8. All those 55 years of age and over
  9. All those 50 years of age and over

The first phase of the vaccination programme is concentrated on saving lives and reducing hospital admissions, making it logical that the most vulnerable groups are being given it first.

How does the calculator work?

The calculator asks you a series of questions about your age, health conditions and other details - such as if you're pregnant or a care home worker. It then uses this information to calculate when you're most likely to receive the vaccine, based on the answers you've given.

The first coronavirus vaccine to be administered was in the UK - a world first - on 8 December 2020.

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During the first week of vaccination, a total of 137,000 people were given jabs, with the majority of recipients being over-80s, care home workers and NHS staff.

For those in the lowest-priority groups, it could be a long wait for the vaccine, which has to be administered in two doses.

For younger people with no underlying health conditions, the calculator estimates vaccination dates as far in the future as September 2021.

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