OUR Jabs Army campaign reached a major milestone yesterday.
More than 10,000 Sun readers have signed up as volunteers to work at Britain’s vaccine centres.
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The news came as the first patients received the new Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine to protect them against coronavirus.
In the coming weeks, millions of Brits will be given the “miracle” jab at hundreds of vaccine centres all over the country.
And 50,000 Volunteer Stewards are needed.
On New Year’s Day we teamed up with the Royal Voluntary Society charity to launch The Sun’s Jabs Army to help recruit volunteers.
And after just four days, 10,589 readers have already signed up to give their time to help.
HOW TO SIGN UP
VOLUNTEERS for the Jabs Army are being asked to first register online at nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk
You will receive an email with a log-in to sign up online. Finally, you will be asked to download the GoodSAM Responder app on a phone which will match you to a role in your area.
Services will be opening in the coming days and weeks, with different areas up and running at different times, so you might not be required on site for some weeks.
Not everyone who signs up will need to be called upon. You need to commit to only two six-hour shifts a month at a vaccination service, and no prior experience or qualifications are required.
You will work as part of a team that will include NHS staff and volunteers. The Royal Voluntary Service will conduct appropriate background checks.
Last night Royal Voluntary Society Chief Executive Catherine Johnstone said: “We’re just a few days into our campaign and have already been overwhelmed by the response from Sun readers.”
Stewards will guide people on site. You only need to commit to two six-hour shifts a month at a vaccination service near you.
No prior experience or qualifications are needed.
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