Jason Manford has revealed he’s been volunteering to drive locals to a COVID-19 vaccine centre so they can get the jab.
The comedian, 39, reassured fans he wasn’t actually giving out the jab after he shared a snap outside his local vaccination centre in Stockport on Wednesday.
It comes after Jason took on a job as a delivery driver for Iceland during the first COVID-19 lockdown last year, with his wages being donated to The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.
Kind: Jason Manford has revealed he’s been volunteering to drive locals to a COVID-19 vaccine centre so they can get the jab
Jason shared a snap from his car which was parked outside the vaccination centre proving he was still doing his bit for the nationwide effort.
The star didn’t hold back in taking a swipe at anti-vaxxers, who among other theories have claimed the vaccine was being used to ‘chip’ people for monitoring.
He wrote: ‘Busy day at the vaccination centre today here in Heald Green. Have already take 3 people & have got another 3 to do!
‘Same again tomorrow & Friday I do wonder why Bill Gates wants to chip poor old Doris from Offerton, but ours is not to reason why I suppose.’
Generous: The comedian reassured fans he wasn’t actually giving out the jab after he shared a snap outside his local vaccination centre in Stockport
Jibe: The star didn’t hold back in taking a swipe at anti-vaxxers, who among other theories have claimed the vaccine was being used to ‘chip’ people for monitoring
In the comments Jason then clarified he’d been driving locals to get their vaccines, after one asked: ‘Are you bringing people to get vaccinated?’ as he responded with ‘Aye.’
Another asked: ‘Are you jabbing people?’ with the comic replying: ‘ha nope! Just driving them here.’
Jason’s offer to help was praised by many in the comments, with one saying: ‘Doing a fantastic job, Jason. World’s a better place with people like you in it x.’
Another added: ‘Absolute credit . Other celebs should take a leaf out of your book pal.’
What’s going on? In the comments Jason clarified he was driving people to get their vaccinations and wasn’t actually giving the jab himself
Good for you! His offer to help with the vaccination effort was praised by many in the comments,
One also wrote: ‘Ah fab, fingers crossed I start soon too! Enjoy the banter with the olds.’
Many business have been offering their own staff to assist with vaccinations as many remain closed with their staff furloughed due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
ASDA announced on Wednesday it is set to become the first supermarket in the country to dish out the jabs this month – after being recruited to the scheme.
Meanwhile, easyJet cabin crew staff have also been drafted in to administer Covid-19 vaccines across the country, to bolster the nationwide effort.
Britain’s vaccine drive has started to pick up pace following the approval of the Oxford vaccine but has still only seen 2.43million people immunised against the disease since launching at the beginning of December.
Another 20,000 second doses were also added onto the cumulative total, with 2.8million shots administered in total.
But the daily vaccination figure needs to double if the Prime Minister has any chance of delivering on his pledge to vaccinate all 13.9million Britons in the top four priority groups by February 15.
With just 34 days left to deliver on his lockdown-ending promise, around 11.5million over-70s, NHS workers, care home residents and workers, and adults with underlying conditions still need to be vaccinated — the equivalent of around 340,000 a day.
Frontline: It comes after Jason earned praise from fans after he took on a job as a delivery driver for Iceland during the first lockdown with his wages being donated to charity
Jason was praised in June when he took on the role of an Iceland delivery driver for the day, with the supermarket donating his wages to his chosen charity.
The comic had previously revealed his application to work for rival Tesco had been rejected, after offering his time to join the ‘wartime’ effort during the pandemic.
Last month, he joked he was ‘livid’ that Tesco had declined his application and admitted that he was ‘only trying to do his bit’ amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Iceland replied to his tweet offering him work for a day and promising to make a donation to the NHS in his name.
In response to Tesco’s rejection, Jason had posted: ‘Absolutely livid Tesco. I was only trying to do my bit.
He went on to joke that he’ll be keeping an eye on the new employee, and said: ‘I hope the better person got and enjoys the job, I’ll be watching.’
But Iceland stepped in, saying: ‘Our door is always open for you. Help us out for the day and we’ll make a donation to the NHS in your name.’
That’s why comedians go to Iceland! The comic had previously revealed his application to work for rival Tesco had been rejected