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Jason Manford slams anti-vaxxers as he drives locals to Covid-19 vaccine centres – Mirror Online

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Jason Manford made a cheeky dig at anti-vaxxers as he revealed he is volunteering in his local area to help people get their Covid-19 vaccines.

The comedian, 39, told his Instagram fbeen driving people to the vaccinations centres in Stockport in his car.

Jason alerted his followers to his new role as he shared a photograph from the carpark as he took a break.

“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,” he explained.

Jason Manford took a snapshot of the busy vaccine centre carpark as he revealed his volunteer work

Jason Manford took a snapshot of the busy vaccine centre carpark as he revealed his volunteer work
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The comedian used the opportunity to crack a joke about anti-vaxxers

The comedian used the opportunity to crack a joke about anti-vaxxers
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Making a dig at anti-vaxxers, Jason then quipped: “I do wonder why Bill Gates wants to chip poor old Doris from Offerton, but ours is not to reason why I suppose.”

Fans in the comments rushed to praise the star, who appeared on last year’s The Masked Singer, for his efforts.

“Are you jabbing people?” one asked him to which Jason clarified: “Ha nope! Just driving them here.”

Jason Manford smiles at the camera as he takes a walk outside

Jason Manford has been helping out in lockdown after theatres closed their doors
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A nurse prepares a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at the NHS vaccine centre that has been set up in the grounds of the horse racing course at Epsom in Surrey

Britain’s vaccination drive is underway
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Britain’s vaccination drive has begun to pick up pace, with Boris Johnson promising today the delivery programme will go into 24 operation ‘as soon as possible.’

At Prime Minister’s Questions, the PM told Kieir Starmer there would be a move to providing jabs around the clock – saying Health Secretary Matt Hancock would announce details shortly.

Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi told MPs that, while he was willing to do anything to scale up the rollout, he had to ensure it was targeting the most vulnerable.

Boris Johnson answered questions about the vaccination drive in PMQs

Boris Johnson answered questions about the vaccination drive in PMQs
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Earlier today it was announced that Asda will become the first supermarket to offer in store Covid-19 vaccinations starting from January 25.

The supermarket was selected by NHS England to operate a vaccination centre from an in-store pharmacy in Birmingham

The NHS will select people to come in for the vaccine through their priority selection process, they will then receive their appointment from the NHS to come the store and then trained Asda pharmacists will deliver the jab.

Jason Manford helping out as an Iceland delivery man

Jason worked as an Iceland delivery driver during the last lockdown
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As well as helping out the community in this lockdown, last spring Jason worked as a delivery driver for Iceland and donated his wages to the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.

Dad-of-four Jason said he had initially applied to Tesco but his offer of employment was turned down by the supermarket chain.

“I was only trying to do my bit I hope the better person got and enjoys the job, I’ll be watching,” he joked at the time.

After the knock back, Jason was then offered some shifts with Iceland, which he was only too happy to accept.

The comedian said he ‘wanted to feel useful’ during the first lockdown.

He donned a red and grey uniform for the job that saw him deliver groceries to those in need with essential food supplies.