Firefighters will help the government vaccinate 1million people a day to battle coronavirus in a huge NHS push, according to reports.
The emergency service will join 40,000 extra workers recruited by the NHS to ensure the maximum amount of Brits get vaccinated, it is claimed.
It comes as the NHS launched plans to recruit thousands of people in a bid to train them to roll out Pfizer jabs.
With the push, they intend to provide vaccinations to around one million people a day, it is reported.
Alongside firefighters, retired doctors and nurses will join the trained army of workers as well as members of the Armed Forces, it is claimed.
The government is also looking to recruit trainee doctors and nurses to ensure a record-breaking roll out, reports add.
A Government source told The Sun: “There will be a major push to recruit thousands of workers with first-aid skills, such as firefighters and police community support officers, as well as retired doctors and nurses.
“The idea is at the peak of deployment, the NHS will have capacity to vaccinate one million people a day.”
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It has also been revealed major cities will have mass vaccinations centres.
In terms of the long term plan, NHS bosses expect GP practices to be able to provide the vaccine to patients.
Earlier this week Pfizer claimed its coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective and has passed safety checks, in a huge breakthrough in the battle against the disease.
The drug, developed in collaboration with German partner BioNTech SE, is due to be distributed across the UK before the end of this year.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock this week told the House of Commons he had “tasked the NHS with being ready from any date from December 1” to roll out the vaccine.
The firm says now it can now apply for emergency use in the US after publishing interim results from a massive trial including 43,500 people across six countries.
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