THE Sun has today launched a new appeal for Jabs Army volunteers – with all over 18s being given Covid boosters sooner to fight the Omicron strain.
With the third UK case discovered yesterday, we need 25,000 volunteers to help strengthen jabs.
It comes as a vaccine specialist acknowledges that people over 18 will “get an offer of a boost sooner than we had previously expected”.
Professor Anthony Harnden, Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Immunization and Immunization, said extending the age for boosters and reducing the delay before receiving them was “a sensible strategy”.
He said people under 40 “should expect” to receive the booster sooner than expected because Omicron.
Instances of variant have been detected in Nottingham, Essex and London and Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is more important than ever for people to get a booster shot.
So the Sun’s Jabs Army is recruiting again to make sure to get as many people as possible.
We need 25,000 NHS volunteers to help at hundreds of immunization centers across the UK.
And with the scientists urging anyone eligible for a booster shot before December 11 and under age 18 to be considered for a second shot, Jabs Army need you.
Volunteers are needed across the UK but there are currently 20 areas in dire need of support.
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And now that jabs are available at smaller locations like pharmacies, surgery centers and pop-ups, you can choose to work shorter shifts as a volunteer managing three or four hours , instead of six or seven hours.
“Signing up as a volunteer manager means you’ll be part of a lifesaving team.
“With challenging months ahead, steward volunteers play a vital role in safely and efficiently operating vaccination sites and deploying life boosters. ”
Signing up is easy – see left panel for full details – and no experience or qualifications are needed to become a volunteer manager.
If you are accepted, you will be able to choose the shift in your area that you would like to work through GoodSAM . App.
In Nottingham, Damian Turnbull helps by driving a vaccination bus.
“It’s a great plan and I’m proud to be part of the team,” he said. Happy to help.
“People are now realizing the benefits of being stabbed three times. It really saves lives and I feel very humbled to have been a part of it. ”
Jabs’ choirs are organized by the Royal Volunteer Service. Chief executive Catherine Johnstone said: “I want to thank all of the NHS Volunteers who have moved on so far.
“Your contribution to the immunization program continues to be invaluable and you are doing an incredible job of getting the country back on track.
“Please continue to accept the change in the app. New and emerging Covid variants are a concern. By signing up to be part of the Army of Jabs, you’ll be part of the team that will protect everyone this winter. “
How to join
IF you have never volunteered before, you can join now and the sign-in process is much easier.
Or use a QR code.
You’ll quickly hear if you’ve been accepted.
Once consent has been given, you will be able to select the shift in the area you want to work through the GoodSAM app.
Our Jabs Army shifts are organized for the NHS by the Royal Volunteer Service charity and your costs will be covered.
No experience or degree is required to become a Jabs Army Stewardess Volunteer.
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