The order of who will get the Covid-19 vaccine first has been published following an announcement this morning.

Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine was approved this morning by the UK, with vaccinations set to begin next week.

More than 40 million doses have been ordered by the UK to vaccinate 90 to 99 per cent of those most at risk of dying from Covid-19.

This is the order that people will be vaccinated in, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has said:

  1. Residents in care homes for the elderly and their carers
  2. People aged 80 and over, plus frontline health and social care workers
  3. People aged 75 and over
  4. People aged 70 and over, plus clinically extremely vulnerable adults
  5. People aged 65 and over
  6. Individuals aged 16 to 64 with underlying health conditions which put them at a higher risk of serious disease or mortality
  7. Everyone aged 60 and over
  8. Everyone aged 55 and over
  9. Everyone aged 50 and over.


After these groups have been vaccinated, a second phase will begin for other groups in the population.

People will be vaccinated twice - 21 days apart - and immunity starts seven days after the second dose.