Covid jabs for NHS staff could be made compulsory

Coronavirus vaccines could be mandatory for NHS workers as part of plans under review by ministers.

The government has already consulted on whether to make pushing mandatory for social workers and ministers are now considering whether to do the same for medical professionals.

Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi said it was important to investigate how the most vulnerable could be protected from the risk of contracting Covid-19.

However, a senior Labor front benchmark warned that “threatening” NHS workers would be less effective than working with those who had doubts about the sting.

Mr. Zahawi told Sky News, “It is absolutely right and it would be up to any responsible government to lead the debate and think about how we protect the most vulnerable by making sure those who take care of them are vaccinated . “

He said there was a precedent for surgeons to be vaccinated against hepatitis B, “so it’s something we absolutely think about”.

Thangam Debbonaire, chairman of Shadow Commons, said: “With the recruitment crisis in parts of the NHS, I think it is far more important that we try to work with employees than against them.”

“I don’t think it’s a good idea to threaten employees.”

Public Health England and the NHS had been successful in working with people to resolve their doubts and answer questions about the sting, she said.

“I would like to see the government work with the NHS and social welfare staff.”


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