THE fightback against the pandemic is well and truly underway – and you can be part of it too.
A staggering 22,000 Sun readers have already joined our Jabs Army to beat the coronavirus once and for all by signing up as steward volunteers at NHS vaccination hubs across the UK.
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The stewards form a key part of the Covid-19 vaccination team by making sure the centres run smoothly and safely.
So far, 1.5million Brits have been vaccinated as part of ambitious plans to give out 200,000 doses a day by next week.
The aim is to ultimately get 15million jabs into arms by March – which is a huge logistical mission.
That's why Britain's biggest businesses including BT, Morrisons, British Airways, PaddyPower, Sky TV and others have all backed our campaign.
Call to arms
The firms called on their collective 500,000 workers to sign up as volunteers to help the NHS achieve its historic victory over the pandemic.
Celebrities like Bear Grylls, Gordon Ramsay and Bake Off's Matt Lucas have also thrown their support behind the campaign.
You can join the effort to rollout the vaccines too, and you only need to commit to two six-hour shifts a month at a vaccine service.
Just sign up via the NHS volunteer responders’ app – full details of how to join are below.
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 login 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.
Go to nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk
"It is really busy and I absolutely love it. I’m delighted to be playing a small part," says volunteer Fiona Pleasant, 61, who's helping out at her local vaccination centre in Woodford, east London.
"It’s inspiring to see what the NHS is doing here. I am happy to give my time for as long as I am needed. It is very rewarding."
The retired primary school teacher also says those she's helping to get the vaccine are extremely grateful for the work of medics and volunteers.
"The elderly people who are coming in are generally very calm and relaxed, and just happy to be given their slot," Fiona says.
"They are tremendous.”
Volunteer at nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk
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