The Sun calls on YOU to sign up for Britain's vaccination volunteer force and help finally beat Covid

THE Sun urges our fantastic readers today to join a “Jabs Army” of ­volunteers to help get millions of Brits vaccinated ­rapidly against Covid.

So many of us have longed to play a more active role in beating this terrible disease. Now, on this first day of a new year and a new era for Britain, we can.

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Through this major Sun campaign, backed by the NHS and the 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 is a vast logistical challenge which needs YOU, as a Steward Volunteer, to keep it running smoothly and safely.

This will be the year we conquer Covid. The Sun’s Jabs Army can play a key part.

Stars and health chiefs last night backed our call for Sun readers to join.

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Match of The Day host Gary Lineker urged the nation: “Let’s all get together and roll up our sleeves to help everyone roll up their sleeves.

“The vaccine appears to be the only way out of this desperate situation.”

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “The approval of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine means the light at the end of the Covid ­tunnel is burning brighter — but we need one last push to get back to normal by spring.

“The pandemic has shown the incredible spirit of the British people, and I urge anyone who can help to come forward 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 UK.

And Sun stars, including columnists Jeremy Clarkson and Jane Moore, have pledged to do their bit.

Jeremy, 60, said: “Saying you won’t take the vaccine is like saying you won’t wear an aqualung when ­diving. It’s necessary and we should all do our part. I will.”

The Government wants to see 15million 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 needed via the NHS Volunteer Responder Programme to help them run smoothly and keep people safe.

Let's roll up our sleeves…to help everyone roll up theirs!

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the new “Jabs Army” of vax helpers will help consign killer Covid to the dustbin of history.

He told The Sun: “We all have a role to play in getting through this pandemic. The vaccine is our way out and back to normal life.”

NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens said: “The programme, the largest in NHS history, has got off to a great start.

How to sign up

VOLUNTEERS for the Jabs Army are being asked to first register online at

You will then receive an email with log-in 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.

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“But having an army of Sun readers standing ready to assist as we step up the delivery of vaccinations as more supplies come on stream in the weeks and months ahead is a welcome boost to the huge mobilisation that is under way to combat the resurgent virus.”

We have partnered with the Royal ­Voluntary Service which delivers the programme, along with the GoodSAM app, to support this massive national effort.

This is the NHS's most ambitious scheme ever and now we can all do our bit.

Stewards will form a key part of the Covid-19 vaccination team that will include NHS staff.

They will guide people on site to make sure the vaccination process runs as safely and efficiently as possible.

They will help ensure social ­distancing and identify people who need additional support.

You only need to commit to two six-hour shifts per month at a vaccination service near you and no prior experience or qualifications are required.

Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, 48, said: “This is the most ambitious programme ever seen in the NHS’ history — and by backing this brilliant campaign, we can all do our bit.

"The quicker we get this vaccine rolled out, the sooner life will be better for everyone.”

Sir Simon Stevens, NHS Chief Executive

THE NHS chief exec said: “The programme, the largest in NHS history, has got off to a great start.

"But having an army of Sun readers standing ready to assist as we step up the delivery of vaccinations as more supplies come on stream in the weeks and months ahead is a welcome boost.”

Matt Hancock, Health Secretary

MR Hancock said: “We all have a role to play in getting through this pandemic.

“The vaccine is our way out and back to normal life.

“I want to thank The Sun for launching this fantastic campaign and I urge Sun readers to join the Jabs Army."

Good Morning Britain star Kate Garraway, 53 — whose husband Derek, also 53, is still in hospital with Covid — said: “At a pivotal point in time for the NHS, let’s all club together to do what we can to ensure this vaccination programme gets rolled out as efficiently and quickly as humanly possible.”

Her co-presenter Piers Morgan, 55, also called on Britain to “come together” and back our campaign.

Saying you won't take the jab is like refusing an aqualung when diving.

He said: “This is a brilliant initiative by The Sun that I urge everyone to support — and if they can, sign up to participate.”

Heavyweight boxing star Anthony Joshua, 31, declared: “If we volunteer to help out we can give Covid the knockout punch it deserves.

“Getting Britain fighting fit again is exactly what we need and The Sun’s campaign is vital in helping ensure that the rollout is as ­successful as it can be.”


Our rallying cry comes just days after the number of Brits plunged into Tier 4 lockdown hit 44million.

A successful vaccination programme is the key to letting friends and families hug again, pubs and restaurants reopen, and high streets get back up and running

Sun Editor-in-Chief Victoria Newton described the Jabs Army initiative as “one of the most important campaigns The Sun has ever run”.

Do your bit for freedom

By Arthur Edwards, Sun Royal Photographer

AS many readers will know, I was one of the first people in Britain to get the Covid jab.

And I have seen first-hand the important work that the Jab Army will be doing in the coming months.

The smiling faces of those volunteers really helped calm the nerves.

If you are an outgoing person with time to spare — doing six-hour shifts a couple of times a month — you can help give millions of people their freedom back.

As I left, one volunteer gave me a sticker to say I’d had the jab. To me, that little paper badge meant as much as any medal.

I have been given my old life back – and as a volunteer, you will be helping Britain get back to normal.

She said: “Never has the country needed our brilliant loyal readers more.

"I will be volunteering, along with other members of The Sun’s staff, ready to do what we can to help us on our road to freedom. No job is too big or too small.”

The “game changing” Oxford- AstraZeneca vaccine was approved earlier this week.

Ministers have already ordered 100million doses of the miracle drug.

It will start going into people’s arms from Monday. Along with the 40million doses of Pfizer’s vaccine, the UK now has enough on order to protect the entire population.

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So far, 944,539 people across the UK have been vaccinated. In the past week 303,423 Brits have had the jab.

Government insiders said the programme will “ramp up” significantly this month.

Volunteer to give Covid the knockout punch it deserves.

Last month big-hearted Sun readers signed-up to the NHS Volunteer Responder programme in their droves as part of our Christmas Together campaign.

The NHS scheme called on people to make a “check-in-and chat” call or run errands for a lonely and isolated person. Now the new steward role has been added.

More than 1,500 registered with the service, including Sun readers, have answered the call to volunteer for the jab jobs.

Catherine Johnstone, chief executive of the RVS, said: “Anyone who steps forward as a Steward Volunteer will be helping to turn the tide on Covid-19.

"They will be part of an incredible team doing something of historic importance.”

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