The government has recently promised that everyone will have the opportunity to get their coronavirus vaccines by mid-July. But in case you’re curious to know exactly where you are on the priority list, the Omni calculatorcan help you out.
When will I get my coronavirus vaccine?
Just by entering a few details, the Omni calculator will show you the dates that you should be receiving your first and second jabs.
All you need to do is enter your age and confirm whether or not you’re a healthcare worker, a care home worker, pregnant or have any underlying health conditions that could make you vulnerable to coronavirus.
Then, the calculator uses this information in conjunction with the UK’s vaccination rates and the average percentage of people that choose to get vaccinated to calculate the dates you’ll be likely to receive your jabs. It can also show you how many people are in line for their vaccines ahead of you.
The calculator works along with the government’s nine-point priority list, which helps to outline who in the UK should receive their coronavirus vaccines first. The list is as follows:
- Residents and those who work in care homes
- Those aged 80 and over and also healthcare workers
- Those aged 75 and over
- Those aged 70 and over and those who are clinically considered vulnerable
- Those aged 65 and over
- Those between the ages of 16-64 with underlying health conditions as well as unpaid carers of the elderly and disabled
- Those 60 and over
- Those 55 and over
- And finally, all those aged 50 and over
So far, a person aged 25 with no underlying health conditions could expect to receive their vaccinations between the 15th of May and the 1st of July. They would then be able to go in for their second doses between the 5th of August and the 23rd of September.
Vaccines offered for those over 70
News of the Omni calculator comes after Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that vaccination centres would be extending invitations to those third in the priority list. This means that those who are 70 and over as well as those who are considered extremely vulnerable will now be able to receive their first jabs. Hancock announced:
Now that more than half of all over-80s have had their jab, we can begin vaccinating the next most vulnerable groups. Where an area has already reached the vast majority of groups 1-2, they can now start opening up the programme to groups 3-4.
Hancock continued to reveal that the NHS has been working hard to make sure as many people as possible have access to their first doses and clarified that vaccines are also still open to the first and second priority groups:
This measure does not mean our focus on getting care homes, healthcare staff and those aged 80 and over vaccinated is wavering - it will remain our utmost priority over the coming weeks to reach the rest of these groups.