Matt And Emma Willis Praised For Becoming Vaccine Volunteers

Matt and Emma aren't the only celebrity volunteers, either.

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by Bonnie McLaren |
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If you're set to be getting a coronavirus vaccine soon, then you might see Matt and Emma{ =nofollow}Willis at the vaccination centre. The couple have revealed they've just finished their training with the St John's Ambulance, and will soon be helping out by taking volunteer shifts.

'Today @mattjwillis and I spent the day finishing our training with @stjohn_ambulance to become part of their vaccination volunteer programme,' Emma wrote on Instagram, alongside a pic of her and Matt smiling in St John's Ambulance T-shirts. 'Thank you so much to the whole team who guided and taught us and for making it informative AND fun! What a brilliant bunch of good eggs. Bring on the first shift!' She also shared various snaps of the pair in PPE.

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Matt has previously said he would be offering support instead of giving out vaccines himself. He told Vicky Pattison on her podcast{ =nofollow}, The Secret To, 'I’m not allowed to administer vaccines because I don’t have two A Levels but I’m going to be helping people walk in and register on the computer. I have got [bleep] all else to do and I am sitting around. I’m feeling quite inadequate.'

People have been quick to praise the pair for getting stuck in, and just being celebrity couple goals in general. 'Amazing,' Marvin Humes commented, while his wife Rochelle added, 'Proud of you'. 'Brilliant,' somebody else added, 'I've just completed my training too and can't wait to get a shift in!'

So far, just over 30 million people in the UK have had their first dose of the vaccine.

Matt and Emma aren't the first celebrities to help out on the vaccine front. Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville revealed in February he was acting as a marshall at one medical centre. TOWIE's Bobby Norris has also trained to be able to administer the vaccine, after he contracted the virus last year. He told BBC Newsbeat, 'I don't want anyone to be worrying - it's not someone who's just rocked up and rolled in saying "here I am". There is a lot that goes into it. You have to be assessed and passed as competent. I think that so many people are willing and wanting the vaccine now. To know that there's volunteers out there to take pressure off the NHS, it all helps them.'

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