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U.K. to Force Care Home Staff to Have Covid-19 Vaccine (1)

June 16, 2021, 5:06 PM

Care home workers in England will be required to have a Covid-19 vaccination or risk losing their jobs.

New legislation will require people working in Care Quality Commission-accredited care homes to be fully vaccinated with two doses from October, the Department for Health and Social Care said on Wednesday in a statement. The measure won’t apply to those who are medically exempt, and is subject to Parliamentary approval, it said. There will also be a 16-week grace period.

The move marks the first time Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made Covid-19 injections mandatory and could provoke push back. The GMB ...

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