How long until you can get a COVID-19 vaccine?

A December 3, 2020 New York Times article offers a fill-in-the-blanks form for figuring out what your place in line might be to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The Times created its form using a tool called the Vaccine Allocation Planner for COVID-19 that was developed by Ariadne Labs—a joint center for health systems innovation of Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health—and the Surgo Foundation, a nonprofit focused on solving health and social problems.

The Times’ form asks four questions: your age, the county you live in, your profession, and whether or not you have COVID-related health risks. Once you fill in the blanks, the Times tells you how many people are likely to be in front of you in line for vaccination in the U.S., in your state, and in your county. For most people, the answer is likely to be millions.

The article also outlines logistical and political challenges expected during the vaccine rollout.

Read the New York Times article: Find Your Place in the Vaccine Line

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