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Covid-19 vaccination in the UK

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At the end of 2019, a new virus, SARS-CoV-2 commonly known as coronavirus or Covid-19, appeared in the Wuhan region of China. The first case of Covid-19 was identified on January 29 in the UK. The virus has since spread globally causing a pandemic, declared by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. By the end of November 2020, the virus had infected more than 60 million people and caused more than 1.5 million deaths.

Omni calculator covid-19 vaccination in UK:

An online calculator called Omni has been launched last week to show people where they are likely to be in the queue to receive their doses of coronavirus vaccine. We talk about Pfizer and BioNTech.

Health Minister Lord Bethell said more than 137k people in the United Kingdom had already received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in the first week of the ‘biggest vaccination program in British history’.

The government has ordered 40 million doses of the vaccine – enough to immunize 20 million, each person receives two injections. There are 800k doses in the first tranche, which means that 400k people will be vaccinated initially with those vaccines.

For those who want to know where and when they are in the queue to receive the jab, Omni Calculator has launched a Vaccine Queue Calculator for the Covid-19 vaccination in the UK.

Calculator users are asked to enter their age and if they are a health worker or if they have any underlying health issues, to get a notional number of their position in terms of vaccine priority. The calculator is independent and is not connected to the NHS or the vaccine deployment program.

Doses of the Pfizer / BioNTech jab are being administered from dozens of hospitals – with people aged 80 and over, home workers and NHS agents most at risk first.

Priority is offered according to a detailed list compiled by experts advising the government.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) reviewed data on who has the worst outcomes and risk of death.

It issued interim guidance earlier in the year, which was then tweaked slightly to place anyone deemed “clinically extremely vulnerable” higher on the priority list.

England’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance has said the UK is unlikely to return to any semblance of normalcy until spring and that we may still need our masks next winter.

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