This morning it was announced that British regulators have approved the Pfizer/BioNtech coronavirus vaccine.

Scientists have found that the jab is 95% effective, and works in all age groups.

The UK has secured 40million doses of the jab, which means 20million people will be able to get the vaccine.

Patients need to doses of the vaccine, meaning not enough shots have been secured for the entire UK yet.

Immunisations will be rolled out from next week, and the priority list has been confirmed.

Here is all you need to know about how to get the coronavirus vaccine.

When will I get the coronavirus vaccine?

Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine
The Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the UK

When you will be able to get the Covid-19 jab depends on your age, and whether you have any underlying health conditions.

That is because the older you are, the more at risk you are of becoming seriously ill and dying from Covid-19.

Those first in line to get the vaccine are those who live in a care home for older adults, and their carers.

Next, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has decided all those aged 80 and above will receive the vaccine, as well as frontline health and social care workers.

Here is the full list of the phase one priority list.

After these groups, the plan is to offer the vaccine to everyone else base don their age, from oldest to youngest, by next spring.

How to get the vaccine

Coronavirus vaccine
The vaccine will be available on the NHS

As soon as it’s your turn to get the coronavirus vaccine you’ll be invited, probably by letter.

This could be done through your GP surgery, hospital or care home if you work there.

The vaccinations will be delivered through the NHS.

Vaccination hubs are being set up throughout the country, and the NHS is recruiting more 30,000 volunteers to help.

Can I pay to get the coronavirus vaccine early?

The UK will be getting the world's first coronavirus vaccine next week

No, the vaccine will only be available through the NHS at the present time.

Professor Wei Shen Lim, deputy chief medical officer and chair of the JCVI said at a government briefing he believed a vaccine should be distributed according to clinical priority rather than allowing people to pay privately to jump the queue.

He said: “One of the things I like about the NHS is that it’s there for everybody, irrespective of their level of wealth or who they are in society. That’s a really important principle to me, personally.”