A news outlet has urged their wonderful readers to join a jabs army of volunteers to help get millions of Brits vaccinated quickly against COVID.
There have been so many people that have wanted to play a more active role in defeating this terrifying disease, and now they can.
Through a major Sun campaign, backed by the NHS and Government, you can join 50,000 volunteers in a crucial job, helping to run pop up medical centres designed to immunise 15 million people by March.
It’s a vast logistical challenge which needs you, as a Steward Volunteer, to keep it running smoothly and reliably, and hopefully, this will be the year COVID is conquered and the Sun’s Jabs Army can play an important role in that.
And stars and health chiefs supported this and called for Sun readers to participate.
Match of the Day host Gary Linekar urged the nation to get together and roll up their sleeves to help everyone and he said that the vaccine seems to be the only way out of this hopeless situation.
In the meantime, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the approval of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine means the light at the end of the COVID tunnel is burning brighter, but that we need one last push to get back to normal by spring.
He said the pandemic has shown the unbelievable spirit of the British people, and he’s asked anyone who can help to come forth and help the UK’s national vaccine effort.
The Sun has joined forces with the NHS and the Royal Voluntary Service to urge readers to volunteer as stewards at the pop-up vaccination centres across the United Kingdom.
And Sun stars, including columnists Jeremy Clarkson and Jane Moore, have promised to do their bit.
Jeremy Clarkson, 60, said, that saying you won’t take the vaccine is like saying you won’t wear an aqualung when diving and that it’s important and we should all do our bit, and he said that he will be getting the vaccine.
The Government wants to see 15 million people immunised by March and local NHS teams will be setting up centres capable of administering thousands of jabs a week in sports halls, conference centres and stadiums.
But more than 50,000 Steward Volunteers will be required through the NHS Volunteer Responder Programme to help them run smoothly and keep people protected.
However, we must remember that an ER nurse tested positive for COVID, 19 days after the first dose of the vaccine, so we must remember that protection is not instant.
And now health experts are weighing in after a local nurse tested positive for COVID 19 more than a week after getting the first of two doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
In a Facebook message posted on December 18, Matthew W, an ER nurse at two different local hospitals, spoke about getting the Pfizer vaccine that day – he told ABC 10News his arm was sore for a day but he experienced no other side effects.
Six days later on Christmas Eve, after working a shift in the COVID 19 unit, Matthew, 45, became ill.
He got the chills and later came down with muscle pains and exhaustion.
The day after Christmas, he went to a drive-up hospital testing site and tested positive for COVID 19, but this isn’t surprising at all and this is what will occur if someone’s exposed even after the jab.
The first dose gives about somewhere around 50 per cent but you need that second dose to get you up to 95 per cent, and it was pointed out that Matthew might have been infected before getting the vaccine.