WITH five million more people now eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine, many will be wondering when they will be invited to have their jab.

More than 3.8 million people in the UK – including over-80s, care home residents, and NHS and social care staff – have already received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, but from today (January 18) it will be rolled out to the next two priority groups.

It comes as 10 new mass vaccination hubs have opened across England to help meet the Government's target of giving the 15 million most vulnerable people in the UK a dose by February 15.

An online calculator is predicting when people are likely to be called in to have their coronavirus vaccine.

The Omni Calculator tells users how many people in the UK are likely to be in front of them in the queue for the jab, including when they could expect to receive their vaccine.

It's been popular for a while but it's worth checking in on it again if you're interested, with the vaccine delivery speeding up and including more and more people.

The Journal previously explained the calculator here.

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Vaccine queue calculator questions

The Vaccine Queue Calculator asks a series of questions, such as your age, if you are a frontline worker and if you live in a care home or work in one.

It adds if you are pregnant (or plan to be in the next three months) it is not recommended to currently have the vaccine, but states this advice could change when further trial data is available.

On their website, it says the results are worked out based on the Government's nine-point priority list and the likely rate of vaccination.

In simple mode, the tool assumes one million people will be vaccinated a week, however this can be changed to two million in advanced mode - the Government's target per week.

The website highlights it has based its results on the assumption 70 per cent of the UK's population will accept the jab, using "the figure last year for people aged 64 and over who were offered the annual flu vaccine".

What happens after you answer the questions?

The calculator gives you a time range of when you might expect to be called in for the vaccine.

This is usually quite a rough estimate - perhaps of around a month - or, as our example shows below, a period of three months or more.

Boris Johnson has pledged to offer vaccinations to the first four priority groups by the middle of next month, while Dominic Raab said on Sunday all adults would be offered a first dose by September.

But, thousands of people are still searching for the calculator online, even if it only offers an approximate idea of vaccine timings.

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Not an official calculator

According to the Evening Standard, the calculator is independent and not connected to the NHS or the vaccine rollout programme.

Omni Calculator claims to have "the most unique, crazy, knock-your-socks-off calculators on the web".

The public can use it to work out itching questions from how many years of your life you can save by picking a bike over a car to their cooking calculators.

Omni vaccine calculator link

To find out when you're likely to receive the jab according to the calculator, visit the Omni website.

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