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Coronavirus rates in my area: Online coronavirus tool predicts your place in the queue for Covid jab – Cambridgeshire Live

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/coronavirus-vaccine-queue-calculator-tool-19593431

An online tool estimates how long you might have to wait to receive a coronavirus vaccine.

The Oxford/AstraZeneca and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines are currently being rolled out across the UK.

And a third is also soon set to join their ranks following yesterday’s announcement that the Moderna vaccine has now been approved by UK regulators.

The two vaccines being rolled out right now are given in two doses, at least 12 weeks apart to enable more people to get their first dose of the vaccine sooner.

It is hoped the Oxford vaccine will see tens of millions of people inoculated by April.

A vaccine queue calculator from tech firm Omni will estimate how many people are ahead of you in the queue to get a coronavirus vaccine in the UK.

You can see how many cases there are in your local area using the widget below:

The tool gives an approximate estimate of when you’re likely to receive a vaccination, based on the Government’s priority list and the likely rate of vaccination, which is estimated at around one million doses a week.

The tool asks you to input your age, whether you have any underlying health conditions, if you are pregnant, a carer, or whether you were asked to shield during the first lockdown.

The website issued an update on December 30, following the announcement of the approval of the Oxford vaccine. It said: “On 30 December 2020, the second Covid-19 vaccine was approved for emergency use in the UK.

“This vaccine is easier to handle (can be stored at normal fridge temperatures – 2-8 °C) and the UK government has ordered a total of 100 million doses.

“The other big change is that while still requiring two doses to get full, long-term protection, these doses can be between four and 12 weeks apart.

“That means more people can get at least some protection in the short term.”

To learn more about Covid rates in Cambridgeshire click here.

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