More than nine million people across the UK have so far received a Covid-19 vaccination, including tens of thousands of people throughout Lancashire and Cumbria.
The vaccine programme began in early December with people aged 80 and over, care home workers and frontline NHS staff given top priority.
New vaccination centres have opened in Blackburn, Lancaster, Blackpool, Kendal and Ulverston in recent weeks to help meet demand with more sites planned in Preston and Burnley.
The Government has pledged to have the top four priority groups offered their first Covid-19 dose by February 15, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock tonight saying they have “enough supply to be able to hit the target”.
So far, 9.2 million people have received their first dose, while 491,053 have received their second. This to be given three to 12 weeks after the first jab.
But, as the roll out progresses, more and more people will be eligible for a vaccination.
So the question many will be asking is: when will I get mine?
You can now use our calculator below to see when you could receive the first and second dose of the Covid vaccine.
On December 2, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was approved for use in the UK, becoming 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.
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
Vaccine rollout started with the most vulnerable people before moving down through age groups and risk levels.
The plan has three phases, with the government committing to offer the vaccine to the top four priority groups, around 15m people in the UK, by mid-February.
Then the vaccine will be offered to the remaining priority groups, around 17m people in the UK, by mid-April, and all remaining adults in the UK by the autumn.
Britain has ordered 407million doses of seven different vaccine candidates in total since the pandemic began:
- BioNTech/Pfizer – 40 million (APPROVED AND ROLLING OUT)
- Oxford/Astra Zeneca – 100 million (APPROVED AND ROLLING OUT)
- Moderna – 17 million (APPROVED BUT NOT YET IN UK)
- Novavax – Phase 3 – 60 million
- Janssen – Phase 3 – 30 million
- GSK/Sanofi – Phase 1/2 – 60 million
- Valneva – Phase 1/2 – 100 million
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