Curious when you’ll be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine? This tool will estimate your place in line

With Florida possibly only days away from receiving its first doses of the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine, many people are wondering when they may be eligible to get the shot.

To give people across the country an idea of when they may be able to get vaccinated from the virus, The New York Times launched a tool for people to calculate where they fall in the long line of Americans looking to get vaccinated.

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To find out your place, the tool asks you four questions: your age, what county you live in, if you work in certain high-priority fields, and if you have any COVID-19 related health risks.

>>>Click here to use the tool yourself<<<

With Pfizer and Moderna in the pipeline for Food and Drug Administration vaccine approval, officials estimate roughly 20 million people will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he believes anywhere between 1 to 2 million of those doses will come to Florida.

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The governor said he will prioritize residents of long-term care facilities, health care workers and, if there are enough doses, people 65 and older, as well as those who have significant comorbidities.

“Distributing a vaccine across a large and diverse state is a big challenge, but this is a major priority for the state of Florida,” he said.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.