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Has anybody tried the new coronavirus calculator

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Keeleklogger Thu 17-Dec-20 14:00:07

In my case there are between 9.9 and 12.3 million in the queue before me. Based on vaccination 1 million per week and a 70% take up, my expected date is between 24 February and 13 March

I don’t believe a word of it

www.omnicalculator.com/health/vaccine-queue-uk

Toadinthehole Thu 17-Dec-20 14:06:06

We just did it.....sometime in May for us! We presume that’s 2021?!

Hetty58 Thu 17-Dec-20 14:18:00

I don't think it's accurate. I put in age 67 and 'No' to the rest. It came up with:

Given a vaccination rate of 1,000,000 a week and an uptake of 70.6%, you should expect to receive your vaccine between 24/02/2021 and 13/03/2021

Where on Earth do they get the million a week from? Just a wild guess? I reckon I'll be lucky to get one by Easter.

Ellianne Thu 17-Dec-20 14:32:04

May for us too Toad.
We've got a holiday booked at Easter?

Charleygirl5 Thu 17-Dec-20 14:39:11

Mine said 17th-28th January- fine if it is true.

Franbern Thu 17-Dec-20 14:48:27

17-28th Jan for me also. Oh, well we will find out how accurate this is within a reasonably short time.

MissAdventure Thu 17-Dec-20 14:59:14

The process needs to become 4 times faster in order to meet the targets set, apparently.

tanith Thu 17-Dec-20 15:08:07

28 Jan to 24 Feb for me

Tizliz Thu 17-Dec-20 15:17:07

It doesn’t ask where you are. There are more people in front of me than the population of Scotland

Daisymae Thu 17-Dec-20 15:50:33

Yes, similar results for me. I don't think that it's accurate at all. There won't be 70 percent uptake. There will be distribution and supply problems. Plus a shortage of staff. Do we will have to wait and see

AmberSpyglass Thu 17-Dec-20 15:51:57

They also spell vaccine wrong...

MissAdventure Thu 17-Dec-20 15:53:08

Not a good sign, really.

dragonfly46 Thu 17-Dec-20 15:53:55

Apparently I will get mine at the end of January!

Ellianne Thu 17-Dec-20 15:56:24

Yes, we just have to wait and see.
The vaccine is however more pressing if you are early 60s and working.
My DH says he will be very put out if he is expected to be back at work in a risky environment next spring with no vaccine.

Jane10 Thu 17-Dec-20 16:03:44

Between 24th Feb and 13th March. They'll have to be going at some speed to get there on time!

Casdon Thu 17-Dec-20 16:09:15

It’s all geared up to deliver at the rate that’s identified, there’s been a huge exercise internally within the NHS to get mass vaccination centres up and running, just waiting on approval for the Oxford vaccine, and for more local vaccinations to start as well for those who are home bound, otherwise supply will be an issue, because the manufacture of the Pfizer vaccine won’t be quick enough to meet the timescales.

vampirequeen Thu 17-Dec-20 21:18:19

Mine said end of Jan/beginning of Feb. I'll believe it when the needle is in my arm.

growstuff Thu 17-Dec-20 21:29:08

Ellianne

Yes, we just have to wait and see.
The vaccine is however more pressing if you are early 60s and working.
My DH says he will be very put out if he is expected to be back at work in a risky environment next spring with no vaccine.

But classrooms aren't a risky environment (allegedly).

He's going to be very put out.

growstuff Thu 17-Dec-20 21:30:51

Does anybody have news of the Oxford vaccine or when the next Pfizer delivery is due?

Ellianne Thu 17-Dec-20 21:39:14

Yes growstuff visiting different schools in different areas of the country, by train, and having to stay in hotels will be risky at 60 years old awaiting the vaccine.

NotTooOld Thu 17-Dec-20 22:25:28

I'm a bit worried about the Oxford vaccine. Is it poorly? Sarah Gilbert said on the Today prog that it should be approved by Christmas but yesterday Chris Whitty said perhaps early next year. Why is it taking so long? Something to do with the dosage?

Grannynannywanny Thu 17-Dec-20 22:52:16

I can’t see how they can make these predictions at this early stage. They are basing it on 1 million a week being done without supplies being secured as yet.

Let’s look on the bright side and hope other vaccines will soon be ready to be distributed and it’ll be full steam ahead early in the new year.

Until then, wishing you all good health. Stay safe.

growstuff Fri 18-Dec-20 02:52:53

Ellianne

Yes growstuff visiting different schools in different areas of the country, by train, and having to stay in hotels will be risky at 60 years old awaiting the vaccine.

He'll be Number 7 in the list, so he'll just have to wait, along with all the other people doing risky jobs.

Ellianne Fri 18-Dec-20 07:26:43

He'll be Number 7 in the list, so he'll just have to wait, along with all the other people doing risky jobs.
Yes that's fine, growstuff he understands that totally.
This thread isn't about what number in the queue one is, (though I do also disagree with some of the order). Its about having to wait until early summer and carrying on risky jobs at the same time when one is over 60. Have a heart, that for some of us this will have been going on nearly 15 months with a slow end in sight. Those who don't have empathy can be dismissive at times.

Elusivebutterfly Fri 18-Dec-20 18:10:15

That's earlier than I thought. Mine is the same as the OP. My local pharmacist thought it would be Easter for my age group.