CALL out the Jabs Army! As Britain’s brilliant vaccine rollout reaches 25-year-olds, more places desperately need the Sun’s volunteers.
Our list of towns, cities and council areas around the country calling for extra Jabs Army recruits has grown to 149.
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So far, our selfless volunteers have donated well over 750,000 hours to the fight against Covid[/caption]
Last week we revealed the 50 hotspots where volunteers are in demand as stewards at inoculation centres.
That list has now increased by nearly 100 as millions of young people apply for their first jab.
At the same time the over-50s are getting their second dose, increasing demand for our amazing volunteers.
Last week more than 2,000 of you joined our band of 50,000 hi-vis heroes at nearly 700 centres from Newcastle to Newquay.
Thousands of Sun readers volunteering with the Jabs Army have donated well over 750,000 hours to the fight against Covid and helped save 13,000 lives.
YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU
But with two new variants in parts of the UK we urgently need thousands more volunteers.
See the full list of where recruits are wanted, below. Ten of those areas are in desperate need of extra helpers.
The rollout has reached 25-year-olds and over 50s are getting their second dose[/caption]
They are: Bradford, Northampton, Hillingdon, Norwich, Leicester, Harlow, Barnet, Salford, Peterborough and Manchester.
If you live in one of the 149 areas and would like to help, you can sign up with the Royal Voluntary Service, which organises Jabs Army shifts.
If you are already one of our volunteers and have not done any shifts yet, check your GoodSAM app for details of local centres where your help is needed.
Sign up today at nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk
Your country needs you at this historic time. You only need to commit to two shifts a month.
Last night Catherine Johnstone, Chief Executive of the Royal Voluntary Service, said: “We find ourselves at a crucial moment in the vaccination rollout.
“There is a real urgency to this and we are working at pace to get all adults vaccinated as fast as possible. There is a particular need for steward volunteers to help the vaccination programme reach communities most in need.
Ten areas, including Manchester, are in even more need of extra helpers[/caption]
Last week more than 2,000 of you joined our band of hi-vis heroes[/caption]
“If you are able to help by joining the team, please don’t hesitate.”
Andrew Clarke, 47, from Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester, said: “I’ve been lucky to get shifts and it’s great to see the younger generations coming for their jabs.
“I want to be a steward volunteer all the way through this rollout.”
Airport supervisor Chris Bush, 43, joined the Jabs Army after reading our first appeal in The Sun in January and has been volunteering at a vaccine centre at the Castle Quarter in Norwich.
He said: “Everyone really appreciates what we’re doing, which is hugely rewarding.”
149 counties, cities, towns want volunteers
Aylesbury Vale, Bucks
Barking and Dagenham, Essex
Barnet, N London
Basingstoke and Deane, Hampshire
Bexley, South London
Blackburn and Darwen, Lancs
Brent, W London
Calderdale, W Yorks
Camden, N London
Cannock Chase, Staffs
Castle Point, Essex
Cheshire West & Chester
Christchurch and Poole, Dorset
Croydon, S London
Dudley, West Mids
Ealing, W London
Enfield, N London
Epping Forest, Essex
Epsom and Ewell, Surrey
Gedling, Notts Gravesham, Kent
Greenwich, S London
Hackney, E London
Hammersmith & Fulham, W London
Haringey, N London
Havering, E London
Hillingdon, W London
Hounslow, W London
Isle of Wight
Islington, N London
Kensington and Chelsea
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
Kingston upon Hull
Kingston upon Thames, SW London
Kirklees, W Yorks
Lambeth, S London
Lewisham, S London
Merton, S London
Mole Valley, Surrey
New Forest, Hants
Newark & Sherwood, Notts
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nuneaton and Bedworth, Warks
Redbridge, E London
Reigate and Banstead, Surrey
Richmond upon Thames, SW London
Richmondshire, N Yorks
Sandwell, West Mids
Shropshire Slough, Berks
Somerset West and Taunton
South Lakeland, Cumbria
South Ribble, Lancs
Southwark, South London
St Helens, Merseyside
Sutton, S London
Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire
Tower Hamlets, E London
Walsall, W Mids
Waltham Forest, N London
Wandsworth, S London
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Love Island star Curtis Pritchard, 25, said: “When I helped out with Jabs Army, it was a real eye opener to see how hard the doctors and volunteers worked.
“If you are able, please step forward.”
The total number of vaccinations given now stands at 68,800,879 and 40,573,517 people have had at least one dose, with 28,227,362 now fully vaccinated.