North East UK news Matt Hancock refuses to rule out making Covid vaccinations compulsory MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - The Health Secretary said that 80% of care home workers have now received a jab

North East UK news Matt Hancock refuses to rule out making Covid vaccinations compulsory MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - The Health Secretary said that 80% of care home workers have now received a jab

North East UK news  Matt Hancock refuses to rule out making Covid vaccinations compulsory MetiNews.Com
08 April 2021 - 09:30

Breaking News ! Matt Hancock refused to rule out that a coronavirus vaccine could be made mandatory if one is approved. The Health Secretary this morning declined to say whether vaccines will be compulsory for care home staff, as he said 80% of them have now received a jab. It comes after the the Government confirmed it was looking into the option last month. He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "I’m very pleased to say that the uptake of the vaccine in care home workers is now 80%, four in five. "There’s still more work to do but I’m very grateful to the care home workers who’ve been coming forward." Pressed on whether jabs could be made compulsory for care workers, he said: "We haven’t made an announcement on that, we haven't said anything about that. "But the uptake has been going up and that’s very important.

. And the chief executive of independent care provider Barchester Healthcare has said he thinks coronavirus vaccinations should be compulsory for NHS and care home staff. What do you think of possible plans to introduce vaccine passports for holidays, pubs and events? Please take our short survey below. Since January, Barchester Healthcare has enforced a policy that no new member of staff will be recruited unless they have had the vaccination or are prepared to get one, with a similar policy imposed on new residents. Care groups and unions have said they do not think vaccinations should become mandatory for care home staff after the Government confirmed it is looking into the option. Care home workers in England could be legally required to be vaccinated against Covid-19 under plans being considered by the Government, according to the Health Secretary last month. Mr Hancock said that "no final decision" has been taken amid a review into vaccination passports, which is considering a range of issues. Read More Related Articles The full list of coronavirus symptoms from headaches to skin problems Read More Related Articles All the areas in England that have seen Covid cases rise - including one in the North East

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North East UK news Matt Hancock refuses to rule out making Covid vaccinations compulsory MetiNews.Com


North East UK news Matt Hancock refuses to rule out making Covid vaccinations compulsory MetiNews.Com


North East UK news Matt Hancock refuses to rule out making Covid vaccinations compulsory MetiNews.Com


North East UK news Matt Hancock refuses to rule out making Covid vaccinations compulsory MetiNews.Com

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