MILLIONS of people are set to receive the coronavirus vaccine to curb the spread of a mutant strain that is overwhelming the NHS.

Two vaccines have been approved in the UK so far, with the first, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, approved in December.

Four weeks later, the Oxford-AstraZeneca was also given the green light and roll-out started on January 4.

Now, the NHS is beginning the biggest mass vaccination campaign in its history at sites across Sussex, in an attempt to vaccinate 2 million people a week.

Those sites include three hospital hubs and 15 GP services, including the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.


Who will get the vaccine first?

Last night, the Prime Minister revealed around 2.06 per cent of the population have tested positive for the virus.

As the programme rolls out, the most vulnerable will be vaccinated first, in a list of nine high-priority groups.

Residents in care homes for older adults and their carers 80-year-olds and over and frontline health and social care workers 75-year-olds and over 70-year-olds and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals 65-year-olds and over 16- to 64-year-olds with serious underlying health conditions 60-year-olds and over 55-year-olds and over 50-year-olds and over Frontline health and care workers, as well as those over 80 in hospital, were the first to get the Pfizer jab.

When will I get the vaccine?

The Government aims to vaccine every care home resident in January, everyone over 70 by mid-February and the rest of the priority groups by Easter.

It is hoped that the rest of the population will be vaccinated in the second phase of the rollout.

If you want a more detailed timeframe of when you will receive the jab, you can use a new online calculator that predicts when in 2021 you will be vaccinated.