Judge Rinder poses for selfies with Jabs Army volunteers as he visits vaccine bus
JUDGE Rinder posed for selfies with Jabs Army volunteers during his visit to a vaccine bus in Greenwich, South London.
Strictly star and Sun columnist Robert, 42, also brushed up on his salsa dancing with NHS workers during a lull between jabs at the National Maritime Museum.
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The star said: “The NHS gets a lot of stick but it’s incredible how they have rolled out the vaccines and it’s really great to see people volunteering and giving up their time for free.
“They are the very best of who we are as a society.”
The bright blue bus has made 13 stops so far in different places covered by Greenwich health officials in a bid to make getting a vaccine more accessible.
Neil Kennett-Brown, the brains behind the mobile centre, said: “We wanted to combat fears about the vaccine and about access. The bus seemed like a great way to do, especially as you can’t miss a double-decker.
“People who wouldn’t go to a standard centre are keen to come to the bus.
“The volunteers are a vital part of this. They make people feel safe and help us to ensure social distancing.
“They love being involved in something making a difference at this time.” A ten per cent rise in uptake of the jab among the African and Caribbean communities in the area, and a similar increase within the Asian community, has been attributed to the bus promotion.
Volunteer Diane Pickersgill, 53, told Robert: “Everybody who has come down has been really pleased to get their vaccines and it’s been such a smooth operation. People are really keen to document getting it. Often they take their photo or video the process to encourage other people to get their vaccine.
“Plus the bus is so quirky that people who wouldn’t normally get a photo at their appointment want to because it’s unusual.”
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