A NEW online calculator aims to predict when every citizen in Ireland will get the covid vaccine, based on the provisional vaccine allocation groups, which was recently published by The Department of Health.
The calculator, created by Steven Wooding, MPhys in Physics of the University of Surrey and Maciej Kowalski, PhD candidate at the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, takes into account your age, occupation, current health status, medical history etc to estimate how many people are ahead of you in the queue to get a COVID vaccine in Ireland.
“We consider questions such as whether you live or work in a long-term care facility, if you’re pregnant or planning to be pregnant in the next three months, if you’re a health care worker or a key-worker in the vaccination programme,” Dr Wooding said. “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 of 42,000 vaccination a week and a default uptake rate of 74% (not everyone who is asked to receive the vaccine will accept it). If you want to change these values, you can do it in the Rollout of vaccines section of the calculator.”
You can use the calculator here
Waterford News & Star reporter Darren Skelton will have to wait until later this year or even into 2022 for his dose of the vaccine according to his results:
“Based on your profile, there are between 1,581,026 and 2,944,914 people in front of you in the queue for a COVID vaccine across Ireland.
Given a vaccination rate of 42,000 a week and an uptake of 74%, you should expect to receive your first dose of vaccine between 04/10/2021 and 19/05/2022.
You should then get your second dose by between 25/10/2021 and 09/06/2022.”