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When will I receive the vaccine?

CDreamer
CDreamer

This seems to be a very common question and one I think many of us are asking - I just found this calculator which ESTIMATES approximately what place you may be at in the queue. I found it quite useful.

omnicalculator.com/health/v...

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Interesting, thank you for finding this info. Never sure where arrhythmia figures on medical need lists.

CDreamer
CDreamer in reply to meadfoot

There is a pull down menu with all of the conditions listed which qualify. As Arrythmia is not my primary concern and I have been identified as extremely vulnerable anyway, it’s not a consideration for me - interestingly is almost 100% calculated on age for anyone under the age of 70 so my estimated time will be Feb/March.

I’m OK with that, it seems there are between 6-9 million people more vulnerable than I ahead of me. Certainly gives you a sense of the enormity of this programme. Husband is going for his second jab next week, hopefully as I heard yesterday that there is some interruptions to supply.

The AZ vaccine can’t come quickly enough.

meadfoot
meadfoot in reply to CDreamer

Yes I looked at the drop down of conditions. Hope your husband gets his second jab on time. Having lost someone dear to me on Christmas Day from covid I am so sad she missed out on her first jab she was due to have this week.

CDreamer
CDreamer in reply to meadfoot

Oh how sad, so sorry for your loss.

meadfoot
meadfoot in reply to CDreamer

Thank you.

FlapJack
FlapJack in reply to meadfoot

So sorry to hear that meadfoot.....

meadfoot
meadfoot in reply to FlapJack

Thank you.

Hilly22
Hilly22 in reply to meadfoot

Oh no meadfoot, that’s so sad. Sending you a hug 🤗

meadfoot
meadfoot in reply to Hilly22

Thank you.

Cally53
Cally53 in reply to meadfoot

Sorry for your loss.

meadfoot
meadfoot in reply to Cally53

Thank you.

meadfoot
meadfoot in reply to Cally53

Thank you.

irene75359
irene75359 in reply to meadfoot

So very sad, Meadfoot; all the more so when accompanied by 'if onlys'. My condolences on your loss.

meadfoot
meadfoot in reply to irene75359

Thank you,

Ianp66
Ianp66 in reply to meadfoot

Sorry for your loss MF..

meadfoot
meadfoot in reply to Ianp66

Thank you.

Maggimunro
Maggimunro in reply to meadfoot

How awful. Condolences.

meadfoot
meadfoot in reply to Maggimunro

Thank you.

Dixidude39
Dixidude39 in reply to CDreamer

My wife and I are 81, so our age group is next in the USA (after health care workers and nursing homes). It appears that Walgreens and CVS are already attending to nursing homes (an similar) by sending in their pharmacists to give the injections. I have not read or heard how injections will be made available to the 75+ seniors, and then those that follow. Anyone heard?

I went to my surgery last week for my annual review and the nurse whom I saw said I was in Group 4 to receive the vaccine. I am 74. She said that last week they had vaccinated Group 1 which were people over the age of 80. There had apparently been some vaccine left over and as it has to be used more or less right away, some of the GP’s and nurses locally had received the vaccine also. Next week they are doing residents and staff in Residential/Nursing Homes, then Group 3 which is over 75’s and then my group so we estimated this could be as early as mid-January. She said it had gone better than they thought. Also today’s news about the Oxford/AstroZeneca vaccine being approved for use in the UK might help speed things up.

BobD
BobDVolunteer

I'm in group 3 BUT my understanding is that nobody in North Devon has so far had the vaccine and it will be January at the earliest before they even start so that makes a mockery of things. My eldest son's OH is a carer at the hospice in the lane and nodody there knows when.

CDreamer
CDreamer in reply to BobD

Wonder why that is Bob? Our GP’s were very fast off the mark but they work as a team across 6 practices known as WEB. I understand that continuity of supply has been also been an issue, OH due his 2nd jab next Tues fingers crossed it happens.

BobD
BobDVolunteer in reply to CDreamer

Just heard of somebody who had one yesterday but unconfirmed rumour. We are North Devon ! Everything takes longer here CD except Tier 4 covidiots coming to their second homes.

DevonHubby1
DevonHubby1 in reply to BobD

Just an update to say vaccinations have started in North Devon.

BobD
BobDVolunteer in reply to DevonHubby1

Tuesday I understand . Late as usual.

Sorry to hear your news Meadfoot.

Looks like it will be in June when I get my jab according to the calculator. Still this is life and there are more urgent cases than I.

Que sera sera.

Paul

meadfoot
meadfoot in reply to Paulbounce

Thank you.

It says Feb for me using the calculator!

It’s all very patchy regarding vaccination call up. My lost loved one as I say missed out as should have been vaccinated this week, late eighties, lived at home with carers three times a day so maybe due for the vaccine earlier than some. Covid brought into her house by the carers sadly as she lived completely alone and hadn’t been out since February.

Another relative aged 86 was laughed to, not at, when he was at his GP surgery for his INR test last week and asked when he and his wife may be called, with the nurse saying they hadn’t had so much as a contact from any official body to even begin to think about vaccination let alone any plan or roll out strategy.

Guess it’s going to be thus with such a massive task ahead for the NHS. All we can do is try to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe in the meantime. At least there is hope on the horizon.

Buffafly
Buffafly in reply to meadfoot

Sorry about your news, sad when rescue was so near.

My husband is 85 but no news of vaccination in this area 🙁

meadfoot
meadfoot in reply to Buffafly

Thank you. Hope your husband get his vaccination date very soon.

CDreamer
CDreamer in reply to meadfoot

Yes 2nd jab on the 5th Jan. The first was 2 weeks ago.

meadfoot
meadfoot in reply to CDreamer

Excellent news.

Hilly22
Hilly22 in reply to CDreamer

My husband is a week behind yours CD. I was allowed to stay by his side throughout. Held in a large event centre, and all very well organised by our local GP practices. January 12th for his second jab ... unless they delay it to get more first jabs rolled out ...

Staffsgirl
Staffsgirl in reply to Hilly22

Yesterday they announced this delay on the second vaccinations. The wait between first and second may be up to 12 weeks now.

Hilly22
Hilly22 in reply to Staffsgirl

Yes, seems like that’s the best way forward now, makes sense to get some level of protection into as many of us as possible 😊

CDreamer
CDreamer in reply to Staffsgirl

I saw that. Personally IMHO I don’t think that was a wise decision for elderly patients who have already had 1 shot of the Pfitzer vaccine, not least because of the anxiety & logistical challenges it will cause.

CDreamer
CDreamer in reply to meadfoot

As far as I am aware it is up to the GPs to initiate plans for the delivery of the programme in their area. Our lot were planning from about October. All the vaccines from all the practices in the area are done at a local sports centre, very well organised. I think the success was down to the co-operation between the practices and the particular organisational skills of one particular GP who is very proactive both politically and organisationally in the County.

That's very useful CD thank you xx

My eldest son has had his first jab second due 12/1/21My elderly aunt in a supported living complex had her first one yesterday.

This calculator suggests I get mine May .

We all live in North Warwickshire, rural but with Birmingham,Leicester ,Nottingham ,Coventry within easy commuting distance . Perhaps has a bearing ?

CDreamer
CDreamer in reply to wilsond

Outside of the NHS it does seem to rely very much on local GPs and how they organise themselves as I don’t live too far from BobD but our area seems well ahead compared to NDevon area. Ours is a partnership practice.

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine approved for use in UK today.

I think the government will bust a gut to get almost everyone vaccinated in two or three months. Their popularity depends on it!

Israel has vaccinated half a million in nine days. My practice is vaccinating 1000 every two days. Once the NHS open up centres at race courses, football stadiums and so on, the army and all the volunteers will be be getting through the list like a hot knife through butter!

They really can't afford to mess it up and I don't think they will!

CDreamer
CDreamer in reply to Physalis

I tend to agree with you, once the Astra Zeneca vaccines come through. I think it will be supply chain which, if anything, holds things up. But for now it does seems to be somewhat hit and miss.

I think you will find that you get the first vaccine quite a bit earlier than the calculator shows. The priority will be to give as many as possible the first jab. Then the 2nd jab up to 12 weeks later. It would appear that the longer you leave the 2nd dose then the more effective it is.

The figures in the study published in the Lancet showed just two in the vaccine arm had to be hospitalised, and they had only been vaccinated one day and 10 days before respectively. 16 were hospitalised in the placebo arm. So the priority now is to cut hospitalisation and deaths and not just covid infections, which is fair enough.

My mum’s sister is 80 & received the vaccine last Tuesday, my mom is 86 & at the same doctors & was told because she takes eliquis, she won’t get hers till next month, anyone else heard this ?

CDreamer
CDreamer in reply to Nugger

My husband, 87, is on Dabigatran and was one of the first to be vaccinated and returning for 2nd jab on Tuesday.

You can look up the guidelines as to who should and shouldn’t be vaccinated but as far as I am aware just being on an anticoagulant is not one of them and that makes no logical sense unless they are waiting for the Astra Zeneca jab rather than the rMNA one for some reason?

Cally53
Cally53 in reply to Nugger

My mother in law is 89 and has her second jab on Monday, she takes apixaban. I know of other people in their 80s in this area who still haven't heard anything yet!

I’m 68 and according to calculator I should receive mine mid March. Friend who is a care home worker, 66 and lives in Canterbury, Kent, hasn’t had one yet calculator says by 4th of January? Take care all. xxx

Thanks for this looks like May/June for me, I think they could roll it out far more quickly particularly to the vulnerable. I also think if there is enough vaccine they could allow some limited private sector (at a reasonable cost) use as this would take some pressure off the NHS and many would be willing to pay for it, it works with the flu jab, anything for some normality !

Andy

I wouldn’t put any value in the calculator. Different parts of the UK will operate at different speeds etc. Also it’s dependent on how the vaccine is distributed

In France it seems to be care homes then age.Interesting that Europe started all the same time on Sunday with vaccines, by Wednesday france had done only 332, Germany had done 78 thousand.!!! So organized!

Apparently my age is feb till March....but I think it’s a mammoth task ahead who knows, one things fir sure we will all feel a lot happier once that needle is heading towards our arm!!

My local surgery hasn’t managed to organise all the flu jabs yet, I was told mid Jan, so not holding out for an efficient effort with Covid vaccinations. I’m in South Bucks. ☹️

I live in West Wales am 84 with 2 of the conditions listed and l haven't heard a thing about when l will be vaccinated.

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