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COVID vaccine calculator shows when to expect your jabs

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Original article from Kent Live

Everyone wants to know when they will be getting their coronavirus vaccine.

Luckily KentLive now has our very own COVID-19 vaccine calculator which allows you to see when you should get your first and second doses of the jab.

The jab began rolling out in the UK on December 8 and more than 45 million doses have been administered since then.

The Government has vowed that everyone will be vaccinated by the autumn of this year but certain groups are being prioritised.

You can see where you are in the queue by using our vaccine calculator:

On December 2, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was approved for use in the UK, making it the first coronavirus vaccine to be authorised anywhere in the world.

The Government began administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on December 8, with Margaret Keenan, a grandmother from Coventry, the first person in the world to receive a Covid vaccination.

This was followed on December 30 by the approval of the cheaper and easier to distribute Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

A third vaccine, produced by Moderna, was approved for use in the UK in early January, with several others expected to follow in the first quarter of 2021.

The vaccine queue

In December, the Government published a list of nine vulnerable groups who will be given priority, following the advice of the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

The list is as follows, in order of priority:

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 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

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