THIS online calculator reveals when you’re likely to get your Covid vaccine, as data shows the rollout is on track to give all adults their first dose by the autumn.
Government officials need to jab 2.5 million people per week to reach everyone by October, according to Omni’s Vaccine Queue Calculator.
Omni’s calculator says if the current vaccination rate continues, a 16 year old could expect their first Covid vaccine dose by July. This is only if 70 per cent of people accept their jab, therefore shortening the queue
But official data reveals that 2,554,647 first doses were given in the past seven days – almost 60,000 over the weekly target.
If this rate continues, ministers will hit their target of giving the most vulnerable Britons (14 million) their first dose by the third week of February.
And the rest of the adult population – all over 16s – could get their first dose between May and October, and their second 12 weeks later.
At the moment, the NHS is mostly giving first doses.
But it will soon need to ramp up the administration of second doses, slowing down the speed of the “first-dose rollout”.
The online calculator reveals when you will be in line to receive your first and second dose based on the current seven-day vaccination rate.
It can be adjusted to a rate of only one million jabs per week to see when you would receive your vaccine if the program slows.
And the uptake of the jab will also decide how long you need to wait.
All you need to do is enter your age, job and if you have a health condition.
A 16-year-old with no health conditions, considered low priority, would get their first dose as early as May, but no later than July, and their second dose by October.
That’s only if uptake is 70 per cent, therefore shortening the queue in front of them.
If everyone accepted their vaccine offer (100 per cent update), the 16-year-old would need to wait until potentially October for their first dose, and January 2022 for their second.
Asda has become the first supermarket to provide in-store Covid vaccinations on January 28. The first vaccination at the Cape Hill Store, near Birmingham, was received by Harbans Kaur aged 78 from Smethwick, West MidlandsCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
Asda’s Cape Hill store in Birmingham has become the first supermarket to provide Covid vaccinesCredit: Rex Features
There are 14.6 million people in total in the four top priority groups – everyone over 70, healthcare workers, and the extremely clinically vulnerable.
Already 7.16 million people have received their first dose as of January 27, leaving 7.43 million to get through.
If the UK continues to jab almost 365,000 people a day, it would cover all vulnerable Britons by February 17.
It would then be another 34 or so weeks for the NHS to work through the rest of the population while giving out second doses.
The Prime Minister has said if the success of the vaccine rollout continues, an exit strategy out of lockdown can be put together on February 22.
This would see schools opening first, from March 8 at the earliest, when vaccine immunity has kicked in.
Everyone needs two doses of the vaccine – from either Pfizer or AstraZeneca – in order to achieve the maximum amount of protection.
But officials have a strategy to delay the second dose by 12 weeks in order to quickly give as many people their first dose as possible.
A total of 474,156 of people in the UK have had both parts of their vaccine, and have the highest level of immunity against the virus.
Both vaccines being rolled out in the UK do not offer 100 per cent protection against the coronavirus.
There will still be people who, regardless of getting jabbed, will get symptomatic Covid-19 infection.
But the hope is that with efficacies of between 70 and 95 per cent, hospitalisations and death rates will fall by considerable amounts from mid-February.
The vaccine rollout strategy
The PM said at a Downing Street briefing last night that the phased reopening of society – starting with schools – will depend on the rollout being smooth.
He said: “The vaccine rollout has to continue to be successful, as it currently is.
“We have to see evidence that those graphs are coming down and that we’re making progress and that the vaccines are working… in reducing mortality and serious disease.”
There are 32 million people in the top nine priority vaccine groups, comprising 90 to 99 per cent of those who are most at risk of dying from the disease.
All these people are expected to be jabbed by the end of April across thousands of sites – and with the help of The Sun’s Jabs Army.
But it could be sooner, as AstraZeneca’s boss predicted the UK would administer doses to “maybe 28 or 30 million people” by March – which is half the population.
Roll out depends on supplies
Ministers say the NHS has the capability to give out millions of jabs every week, and if the rollout seizes up, supplies are to blame.
Supply of doses is “tight”, according to Government officials, but the programme is still “on track” to hit 14 million by mid-February.
Tensions have mounted more this week after the EU criticised jab manufacturers for prioritising the UK.
The EU also threatened to block exports of European made vaccines – such as that from Pfizer – if shortages continued.
Prime Minister Mr Johnson declined to get drawn into the row during a Downing Street press conference Wednesday night.
But he said the vaccine is being produced in “ever growing quantities in the UK”, adding: “That will accelerate, the production schedules will continue to improve.”
He added: “All I can say is we’re very confident in our supplies, we’re very confident in our contracts and we’re going ahead on that basis.”
Cabinet minister Michael Gove has said there “will be no interruption” to UK vaccine supplies from AstraZeneca.