Volunteers who’re being educated to assist the NHS with the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine will now be given the jab themselves.
St John’s Ambulance service says it’s because, in serving to, they’ve change into frontline well being staff.
The federal government has set itself a goal to vaccinate its 4 precedence teams earlier than the center of February.
St John’s Ambulance says volunteers won’t must have the vaccine earlier than they begin serving to out – however they are going to be sporting PPE and have discovered good hygiene practices to maintain each themselves and different folks secure.
BBC well being correspondent Laura Foster has been discovering out what coaching these volunteers should undergo earlier than they will administer a shot for actual.