Vaccine Queue Calculator

This calculator estimates where you are in the queue to receive a COVID vaccine in the UK (all four nations combined).

How to use the vaccine queue calculator?

Follow these steps to calculate your likely place in the COVID vaccine queue. The first section is all about you.

  • Please enter your age in years (16 to 120). Generally, the older you are, the sooner you’ll be called up to have the vaccine.
  • Say whether you live or work in a care home. If everyone in a care home is vaccinated, that will allow relatives to visit with decreased risk to the residents.
  • Are you pregnant, or are you planning to be in the next three months? If the answer is yes, the vaccine makers are not currently recommending you have a COVID vaccine until more trial data is released.
  • Answer whether you are a frontline health or social care worker (e.g., nurse, doctor, etc.). This group is likely to have a lot of exposure to the virus and need to be protected.
  • Are you classed as extremely vulnerable? Answer yes if you are asked to shield during lockdown or have one of the conditions on this list.
  • Have you got one of these underlying health conditions mentioned below?

You will then see an estimate of the minimum and the maximum number of people who are inline to receive the vaccine before you. We also indicate how long it might be before you get both doses of the vaccine and be fully protected, based on the vaccination rate. By default, we base these figures on a vaccination rate achieved over the last 7 days and a default uptake rate of 70.6%. If you want to change these values, we’ll explain how in the next section.

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Underlying health conditions

If you currently have one of the listed underlying health conditions, you are at increased risk from COVID-19:

  • Chronic respiratory disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis and severe asthma;
  • Chronic heart disease (and vascular disease);
  • Chronic kidney disease;
  • Chronic liver disease;
  • Chronic neurological disease or condition including epilepsy;
  • Down’s syndrome;
  • Severe and profound learning disability;
  • Diabetes;
  • Solid organ, bone marrow and stem cell transplant recipients;
  • People with specific cancers;
  • Immunosuppression due to disease (e.g. HIV) or treatment;
  • Asplenia and splenic dysfunction;
  • Morbid obesity; or
  • Severe mental illness.
  • [Source: Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 30 December 2020]

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