Comedian Jason Manford has helping locals to get their COVID-19 jabs – and he couldn’t resist making a dig at anti-vaxxers as he lent a hand.
The comic from Salford posted a photo from the car park of a vaccination centre in Heald Green in Stockport as he shared a snapshot from his busy day.
And Jason, 39, made a swipe at anti-vaccine followers.
“Busy day at the vaccination centre today here in Heald Green,” he told fans on Instagram.
The star has been volunteering during the pandemic
(Image: Jason Manford/Facebook)
“Have already taken 3 people and have got another 3 to do!
“Same again tomorrow and Friday.”
And he added cheekily: “I do wonder why Bill Gates wants to chip poor old Doris from Offerton, but ours is not to reason why I suppose.”
“What a legend. That’s awesome,” said one follower when he confirmed that he had driven people for their vaccination.
“Nice work,” said another.
“Are you jabbing people?” asked another fan.
“Ha nope! just driving them here,” he replied.
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Jason shared about his day as Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised 24/7 jabs ‘as soon as we can.’
The government is aiming to have the UK’s four most vulnerable groups vaccinated by the middle of February.
These are all residents in a care home for older adults and their carers, those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers, all those 75 years of age and over and all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable.
Earlier this year Jason was ‘chuffed’ to receive a special recognition award for his help during the COVID-19 crisis.
He was recognised for outstanding activity and contributing to the community amid the coronavirus pandemic as a volunteer with Rainbow Haven, a place of welcome, support and opportunity for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants in Manchester and Salford and the Stockport Volunteer Car Scheme, providing journeys for adults in Stockport who struggle to use public transport.
Receiving the The High Sheriff of Greater Manchester Special Recognition Award, he said it was a privilege to ‘do his bit’ in such testing times.