BORIS Johnson and X Factor boss Simon Cowell are backing The Sun’s appeal for 50,000 volunteers to help at Covid vaccination centres.
They are among a host of public figures giving their support after we called on readers to join Jabs Army and make sure 15 million get a vaccine by March.
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Boris Johnson has backed The Sun’s Jabs Army appealCredit: PA:Press Association
X Factor boss Simon Cowell also threw his weight behind our campaignCredit: PA:Press Association
Nearly 3,000 have signed up already.
Simon said: “The vaccine offers new hope for all of us for 2021 — and so anything that can support the roll-out plans must have all of our support and thankfulness.”
Boris called our campaign a “fantastic initiative”.
He said: “The Sun’s campaign to help our NHS to roll out the UK vaccination programme as fast as possible is a fantastic initiative.
How to sign up
VOLUNTEERS for the Jabs Army are being asked to first register online at nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk
You will then receive an email with log-in details to sign up online.
Finally, you will be asked to download the GoodSAM app on a smartphone 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.
“The British public volunteered in droves to support the NHS last year and I have no doubt they will be determined to help again.”
We teamed up with the Royal Voluntary Service to help recruit stewards.
Chief Catherine Johnstone said: “The response from Sun readers so far has been fantastic.
“But we need as many people as possible to join The Sun’s Jabs Army.”
The PM says he has no doubt that the British public will be determined to support the NHS againCredit: AFP or licensors
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