THE Sun today issues a fresh call for Jabs Army volunteers — with all over 18s set to be offered a Covid booster sooner to fight the Omicron strain.
Today’s discovery of a third UK patient means that we require 25,000 volunteers to give booster jabs.
This is according to one expert who said that more than 18-year olds will receive the vaccine. “have an offer of a booster earlier than we had previously envisaged”.
Professor Anthony Harnden (Deputy Chairman of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) stated that extending booster age and reducing waiting time before receiving them were two important things. “a sensible strategy”.
He stated that under-40s are acceptable “should expect”Omicron helped you get the booster sooner than you expected.
The variant has been found in London, Essex, and Nottingham. PM Boris Johnson states that it is more important than ever for people to have a booster shot.
So, the Sun’s Jabs Army is recruiting again to make sure as many people as possible get it.
We need 25,000 NHS volunteers to support hundreds of UK-wide vaccination centres.
Our Jabs Army is in dire need of you, with scientists encouraging anyone who is eligible to receive a booster to do so by December 11.
Volunteers are needed in England, but there are also 20 areas that need your help right now.
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Now that jabs can be obtained at smaller sites like pharmacies, surgeries, and pop-up centres you can choose to work shorter shifts as volunteer stewards for three or four hours rather than six or seven.
A spokesman for the NHS said: “The vaccine is saving lives but new and emerging Covid variants mean it is more important than ever to press forward with the booster jab programme.
“Signing up as a steward volunteer means that you will be part of the team saving lives.
“With deeply challenging months ahead, steward volunteers are vital for the safe and efficient running of vaccination sites and the rollout of life-saving booster jabs.”
Signing up is easy — see the panel on the left for full details — and no experience or qualifications are needed to be a steward volunteer.
You will be able, if accepted, to select the shifts you wish to do through the GoodSAM App.
Damian Turnbull drives a vaccination bus in Nottingham.
He said: “It’s an amazing scheme and I’m proud to be part of the team. It’s nice to help out.
“People are now realising how beneficial it is to be triple-jabbed. It really does help save lives and I feel humbled to play a part.”
The Royal Voluntary Service organises Jabs Army shifts. Chief executive Catherine Johnstone said: “I’d like to thank each and every NHS Volunteer Responder who has stepped forward so far.
“Your contribution to the vaccination programme continues to be invaluable and you are doing an incredible job of getting the country back on its feet.
“Please do keep accepting shifts in the app. New and emerging Covid variants are a concern. By signing up to be part of the Jabs Army, you will be part of the team keeping people protected this winter.”
How do you join?
You can sign up for volunteer work now, even if you haven’t done it before.
Use the QR code.
You will be notified quickly if your application has been accepted.
After you have given your okay, you can choose the shifts you want to do in your area via the GoodSAM App.
Your expenses will be covered because our Jabs Army shifts have been organized by the Royal Voluntary Service charity for the NHS.
A Jabs Army Steward volunteer does not require any prior experience.
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