Personal Covid Risk Calculator
It’s been developed by researchers from Flinders University and University of QLD. An extract from their website (https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2021/10/covid-19-risks-explained-new-tool):
“A calculator to help people understand their risk factors for COVID-19 infection and vaccination has been launched by the Immunisation Coalition in collaboration with Australian researchers.
The tool’s three co-lead researchers are University of Queensland virologist Dr Kirsty Short, CoRiCal instigator from Flinders University Associate Professor John Litt and GP Dr Andrew Baird.
Dr Kirsty Short said the Immunisation Coalition COVID-19 Risk Calculator (CoRiCal) was an online tool to support GPs and community members in their discussions about the benefits and risks of COVID-19 vaccines.
“This tool is really designed to help people make an informed decision around vaccination based on their current circumstances and also see their risk for getting COVID-19 under different transmission scenarios,” Dr Short said.
“Users can access the tool and input their age, sex, community transmission and vaccination status to find out their personalised risk calculation.
“For example, you can find out your chance of being infected with COVID-19 versus your chance of dying from the disease.
“You can also find out your chance of developing an atypical blood clot from the AstraZeneca vaccine and see this data in the context of other relatable risks – like getting struck by lightning or winning OzLotto.”