With the start of the launch of the Pfizer / BioNTech Coronavirus vaccine in the United Kingdom, many will be anxiously waiting for their chance to get the vaccine, hoping that life will return to normal again in 2021, after a year of forgetting.
The British government has ordered 40 million initial doses of the vaccine – sufficient to administer the two-part treatment for 20 million people – the first batch of 800,000 doses, enabling the vaccination of 400,000 people across the country.
An estimated 137,000 people have already received an injection in the 10 days since 91-year-old Margaret Keenan became the first woman in the world to do so.
Topping the waitlist is over 80 years and frontline health workers in the NHS and care homes, while the rest of us have no choice but to sit tight and wait for our turn.
But if you feel ants, Omni’s Vaccine Queue Calculator Available to give you a rough estimate of how long it will take before your number appears.
The program asks you to enter your age and answer some basic questions about your health and working conditions in exchange for a rough idea of your position in the class.
Whatever answer you receive, patience will likely remain the motto.
“It will take a long time to make sure everyone in the high-risk groups and all hard-to-reach groups gets vaccinated as appropriate,” Sir Patrick Vallance, England’s chief science officer, told Sky News on “V-Day” last week. .
Sir Patrick also said that things are unlikely to return to normal before next spring, and cautioned that face masks in public are still recommended until next winter.
Covid-19 is clearly not going to disappear yet, with the UK suffering from more than 1.95 million respiratory disease cases so far and more than 66,000 deaths.
Another outbreak appears to have taken place in the run-up to Christmas, forcing the Boris Johnson government to rethink its temporary relaxation of social distancing rules during the holidays.