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When will I get the Covid vaccine? Handy vaccine calculator pinpoints date – check here

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Covid vaccines are continuing to be issued in stages, making it down age groups steadily. Currently, 39,758,428 people have had their first vaccine in the UK, with 26,422,303 having received two doses since the rollout began. These figures mean 75 percent of the adult population have received a first dose.

Now the UK has approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for use in children aged 12 to 15.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) authorised the use of the jab in the younger age group on Friday following a review of its safety, quality and effectiveness.

A Department of Health spokeswoman said: “The Government has asked the independent experts at the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to advise whether routine vaccination should be offered to younger people aged 12 to 17.

“We will be guided by the expert advisers and will update in due course.”

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So when will you get the Covid vaccine?

Currently, the vaccine is being offered to those who

  • are aged 30 or over
  • will turn 30 before 1 July 2021
  • are at high risk from COVID-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • have a learning disability
  • are a frontline health or social care worker
  • get a Carer’s Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority or your GP record shows you’re a carer

For those under 30, there is an easy way to check when they are likely to receive the vaccine.

Simply visit this link here and fill out the required questions.

You will be asked your age and whether you are a care home worker, health worker or unpaid career.

You will also be asked to say if you have any qualifying health conditions.

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The calculator will then give you an estimate of when you are likely to be given your vaccine.

For example, for someone aged 26 with no underlying health conditions and doesn’t have a qualifying job there are between 5,263,033 and 12,913,931 people ahead in the vaccine queue.

The vaccine calculator estimates for the above person the estimate for the first dose of the vaccine is between June 29, 2021 and August 5, 2021.

The calculator estimates the second dose will then be issued between September 21, 2021, and October 28, 2021.

To book the Covid vaccine, you need to be invited by the NHS.

You can visit the NHS website here and input information to see whether you are eligible.

You will need to either submit your NHS number, or your full name, date of birth and postcode.

The site will then ask whether you are a carer, and then tell you if you are eligible to book a date and time for your vaccine.

You should be able to book both the first and second vaccine appointments in one go.

If you’re under 40, you’ll only be shown appointments for the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.

After receiving the vaccine you may feel some mild side effects for a couple of days. 

These include:

  • A sore arm
  • Tiredness
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Feeling sick

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