The covid vaccination programme has been running for a couple of months now.

Many of the most vulnerable people in our communities have had their injections, taking us one step closer to ‘normal life’.

Today (Friday, February 26) officials have said that they hope to have everyone in the top nine priority groups vaccinated by mid-April.

All other adults should have had their jab by the end of July.

It was also revealed today who will get their vaccine once everyone over 50 and those who are vulnerable have had theirs.

Once this target has been reached, it will be based on age only.

Occupations such as teachers and police officers will not take priority over others.

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First everyone aged between 40-49 will have theirs, then everyone in the 30-39 age group.

Finally all adults aged between 18 and 29 will be offered their vaccination – they are not being offered to children.

Prioritising people based on their job is not believed to be the best way to tackle the virus.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) did consider it but said the most effective way to prevent death and hospital admission is to carry on prioritising people by age.

Professor Wei Shen Lim, Covid-19 chair for JCVI, said: “Vaccinations stop people from dying and the current strategy is to prioritise those who are more likely to have severe outcomes and die from Covid-19.

“The evidence is clear that the risk of hospitalisation and death increases with age.

“The vaccination programme is a huge success and continuing the age-based rollout will provide the greatest benefit in the shortest time, including to those in occupations at a higher risk of exposure.”

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When can I have my Covid vaccine?

With regular updates on the vaccine rollout, many people will be wondering when they can have theirs.

Seeing more and more people get theirs done, some people know it isn’t too long until it is their turn.

This is the list of priority for vaccines:

  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 aged 75 and over
  4. All those 70 years of age and over, and clinically extremely vulnerable people
  5. All those 65 years of age and over
  6. All individuals between 16 and 64 with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality – the ‘vulnerable’ group
  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.
  10. All those aged 40-49
  11. All those aged 30-39
  12. All 18-29

Have you had your vaccine yet? How was it? Let us know in the comments.

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