A DEDICATED team of Jabs Army heroes were on the ground today ready to battle Covid.
Wrapped in yellow vests, with masks at the ready, ten of our upbeat volunteers helped guide patients through their jab journey at the Castle Quarter vaccination centre in Norwich.
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Jabs Army heroes, including Tessa Hughff, have been volunteering at the Castle Quarter vaccination centre in NorwichCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
The volunteers have been helping guide patients through their jab journeyCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
Castle Quarter shopping centre now delivers hundreds of vaccinations a day with the help of our Jabs Army volunteersCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
The once-bustling shopping centre now delivers hundreds of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccinations a day with the help of our Jabs Army volunteers.
The squad of readers help welcome patients as they arrive and show them safely to the vaccination waiting area, along with sanitising chairs, doors and lifts.
Proud gran Michelle Gaughan, 59, said: “Every person you meet has a different story.
“I like to say we help them on their way through to a hopefully happy ending.”
A staggering 16,875,536 people have now received their first dose of the vaccine while 589,981 have been given their second.
Fellow Jabs’ Army hero Tessa Hughff, 57, hopes volunteering will help Britain bounce back in time for her daughter Bethany’s wedding in June.
She said: “I wanted to feel I was doing something towards the national effort, getting people vaccinated.”
Primary school supply teacher and volunteer Marie Harvey says it is clear the huge nationwide vaccine rollout is workingCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
Chris Bush has also been volunteering to help people get their jabCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
And primary school supply teacher and volunteer Marie Harvey, 55, says it is clear the huge nationwide vaccine rollout is working.
She said: “It’s exciting as the patients are getting younger.
“We are slowly getting on our way back to freedom.”
Call to arms – how MPs, celebs and big businesses backed our campaign
A HOST of celebs and politicians threw their weight behind Jabs Army as they praised kind-hearted Sun readers who signed up.
Their calls were led by Boris Johnson, who begged for volunteers to help ‘return the country to normal life’.
The PM wrote personally to our readers, saying: “The Sun’s Jabs Army campaign is a brilliant example of the power of collective action.
“It has already inspired companies and workplaces up and down the country to join the call to arms.
“So today, I call on everyone who has the time to join the legions of volunteers already signed up and to boost volunteer numbers further still.”
Jeremy Clarkson urged Brits to get off the sofa and sign up to beat the lockdown blues.
He said: “Everyone is saying how bored they are. They’ve watched Netflix, gone through everything on the internet, read Google.
“Well let’s not be bored — let’s get off our bottoms and volunteer.”
His call was backed by a string of other celebs – including the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, who hailed our campaign as “fantastic”.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock saluted Jabs Army as he addressed the nation in a No10 press briefing.
He said: “Come and be a part of it. The Sun’s Jabs Army is marching and helping the nation.”
GMB host Piers Morgan branded the campaign as “excellent”.
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