As the FDA considers emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines, the New York Times on Thursday released a calculator showing Americans where they stand in line once a vaccine is approved.
The calculator, developed using the vaccine tool from the Surgo Foundation and Ariadne Labs, works by inputting your age, location, job and health history to come up with your place in line once a COVID-19 vaccine is approved.
For example, healthcare workers — no matter their age, location or health conditions — are at the front of the line for the vaccine. Toward the end of the line are younger, healthier Americans.
Meanwhile, most Alabamians are not expected to get the vaccine until June, according to State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris.
“There’s not enough (of the vaccine) right now, and we hope people can be patient,” he said. “There’s just so much demand at the moment.”
Two vaccines — one manufactured by Pfizer and BioNTech and another by Moderna — have applied to the FDA for emergency use authorizations, which expedite the inoculations going to market. The Pfizer-backed vaccine has a 95 percent efficacy rate while the Moderna one has a 94 percent efficacy rate.
To find out your place in line, click here.