COVID-19 Vaccination

( +updates 18 February 21, 11 March 21 )

The vaccination program for COVID-19 in the UK continues apace, with the first 4 groups being vaccinated nearing completion. The first phase was completed within the UK Government prediction of the 15 February 2021.

The second phase starts with people aged 65 – 69 and at the age of 65, I have received my invitation and booked for my 1st dose vaccination.

2 doses of the vaccination are required to achieve maximum protection with the majority of doses given at the moment being the 1st dose. The 2nd dose is due around 12 weeks after the 1st dose (around 14 May 2021).

It is not clear whether I will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech or the AstraZeneca vaccine.

update 18 February 2021: I received the 1st dose vaccination of the AstraZeneca vaccine batch number AB0012 from my local Health Centre on 18 February 2021 and will be contacted when its time for my second vaccine dose around 12 May 2021.

update 11 Mar 21: Lol received the 1st dose vaccination of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the local Health Centre on 11 March 2021.

Priority Order

The original priority order for vaccinations is:

  1. Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. All those 75 years of age and over
  4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  5. All those 65 years of age and over
  6. All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality. Unpaid carers who receive carer’s allowance or are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person
  7. All those 60 years of age and over
  8. All those 55 years of age and over
  9. All those 50 years of age and over

Which more, or less fits with the data on mortality from COVID-19 released by the ONS. Here’s my summary