After six tries injecting a plastic training pad resembling an arm, Benjamin Fellows is confident that he can administer the coronavirus vaccine to members of the public.
“After the first one it felt quite easy and quite natural,” he said. “With a bit of practice there’s not much to it. You get into a routine. It’s quite exciting I would say.”
Mr Fellows, 30, an ICT consultant from Maidstone in Kent, is one of St John Ambulance’s volunteer army of vaccinators.
CPR dummies are being used in other lessons to get volunteers up to speed
TIMES PHOTOGRAPHER RICHARD POHLE
About 10,000 people have signed up to administer the vaccine, with St John Ambulance also getting about 6,000 volunteers to reassure and help those in for their injections and a further 14,300 focusing on administration and supporting the vaccinators.
Zainab Yasmin, 42, signed up