Coronavirus: UK Government investigates mandatory vaccinations for carers | 5 News

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Published on 14 Apr 2021, 18:09
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► The government have announced they are investigating whether all care home staff should have to receive a mandatory vaccination before they can work. Care home workers are being urged to take up the offer of the vaccine, to protect themselves and the patients they work with.

Currently, the vaccination rate for care home workers is below 80% in more than half of all local authority areas in the UK. The 5-week consultation will be launched today to decide whether a jab should be mandatory for them.

Meanwhile, research into the mixing of vaccines has been expanded to include the Moderna and Novovax vaccinations. Novovax is not currently approved for use in the UK, but the company is awaiting confirmation, and the UK has pre-ordered 60 million doses.

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