An elderly woman receiving the Covid vaccine

Priority citizens get the Covida vaccine first (Photo: Getty Images)

The introduction of the Covid 19 vaccine in the UK began on 8 December 2020 and since then more than 2.4 million injections have been administered.

A total of 1.96 million doses of the first vaccine and 374,613 doses of the second vaccine were distributed.

The government has presented plans to vaccinate 14 million people by mid-February, starting with priority groups.

But who is on the priority list and when will they get the chance?

Who is on Covid’s list of priority vaccines?

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI) reviewed data on those most affected by coronavirus and those at highest risk of death.

They would make up 90 to 99% of people at risk of dying from Covid-19.

Prioritisation of the Covid 19 vaccine

  1. Elderly people in retirement homes and workers in retirement homes.
  2. Anyone aged 80 and over and health and social care professionals.
  3. Anyone 75 years of age or older.
  4. All persons aged 70 years and over and clinically very vulnerable persons, except pregnant women and persons under 18 years of age.
  5. Anyone who is 65 years of age or older.
  6. Adults aged 18 to 65 with pre-existing conditions
  7. All persons aged 60 and over
  8. All persons aged 55 years and over
  9. All persons aged 50 and over

Employees and residents of retirement homes top the priority list, followed by those over 80.

The next priority groups are health and social care providers, such as. B. NHS staff.

This is followed by people over the age of 75 and then people over the age of 70 who are classified as clinically highly vulnerable.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: To remind you how important these groups are in the fight against the disease: They represent 88% of all people who unfortunately lose their lives.

an elderly man is given the Kovidian vaccine...

Priority is given to nursing home residents (Photo: Getty).

When will people on the priority list receive the Covida vaccine?

Boris Johnson has pledged that all nursing home residents will be vaccinated by the end of January, with the goal of having them available by January 15. February to provide vaccination slots to the four main vulnerable populations.

In announcing the schedule, Johnson said: If all goes well and we sail, we hope to deliver the first dose of vaccine for each of the four priority groups identified by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization by mid-February.

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He went on to say: If we manage to vaccinate all these groups, we will keep a large number of people out of the path of the virus.

And, of course, it will eventually allow us to remove many of the limitations we have endured for so long.

MORE: Asda was the first supermarket to offer Covid vaccines in store this month.

MORE: The map shows the nearest place where you can get the Covida vaccine.

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