Now the government has confirmed that a Covid vaccine has been green-lit, focus will now shift to how to roll it out as soon as possible.
And you can get involved in what will no doubt be a national effort by volunteering to help administer the jab, reports the Liverpool Echo.
St John Ambulance will be working with the NHS to roll out the vaccine and between now and spring 2021, the service plans to train more than 30,000 volunteers.
Full training is provided by the two organisations and there are a variety of roles on offer.
Those on offer are: Vaccination Care Volunteer, Volunteer Patient Advocate and Volunteer Vaccinator.
Some people, specifically the Volunteer Vaccinators, will be able to give vaccinations, but others are there to support people as they go through the process of receiving a vaccination.
Vaccination Care Volunteers will be supporting patients all the way through from arrival to discharge. They will help patients get to the right place to receive their vaccination and be on hand to provide first aid if anyone has a medical emergency.
Volunteer Patient Advocates will focus on the welfare of patients throughout their experience. You will look after individuals and small groups in the vaccination centres. If anyone has a medical emergency then a Volunteer Patient Advocate will be able to recognise it and get help quickly.
You can apply on the website here, once you’ve applied you’ll be invited to an interview and then go through training and an assessment before taking up the role.
All roles are available in a variety of locations nationwide with a minimum time commitment of 2 shifts of up to 8 hours each (16 hours in total a month).