Covid-19: Vaccines to be compulsory for frontline NHS staff in England

General / Tue 9th Nov 2021 at 05:10pm

FRONTLINE NHS staff in England will have to be fully vaccinated against Covid, the health secretary has announced reports the BBC.

A deadline is expected to be set for 1 April next year to give unvaccinated staff time to get both doses, Sajid Javid told the Commons.

Between 80,000 and 100,000 NHS workers in England were unvaccinated, said Chris Hopson, head of NHS Providers.

Thursday is the deadline for care home workers in England to get vaccinated.

The government’s decision follows a consultation which began in September and considered whether both the Covid and flu jabs should be compulsory for frontline NHS and care workers.

Mr Javid said the flu vaccine would not be made mandatory.

There will be exemptions for the Covid vaccine requirement for medical reasons, and for those who do not have face-to-face contact with patients in their work, he added.


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3 Comments for Covid-19: Vaccines to be compulsory for frontline NHS staff in England:

Nothing but corruption
2021-11-09 19:11:12

Let's clap them to say thank you, then force them to do something they don't want to do. Disgraceful way to treat them.

2021-11-10 11:46:06

People should just hand there notice in now and get new job that would fuck them up you can’t force people to have a trial drug if they don’t want it even vaccinated people get covid and spread it none of this makes any sense to me it’s sounding more and more like control I will not be having a booster

2021-11-10 13:14:21

N, What an attitude, I guess that you have had the first 2 jabs and are now saying you will not get a booster so that must rank as one of the most stupid comments on Your Harlow for some time, Coupled with the comment that they should just sling the job in, I hope you do not get the Rona because who will be caring for you if they have left the job.

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