Vaccine may be made compulsory for care home staff

By Dan Peters | 14 April 2021

Staff in English care homes with older adults may be required to have a COVID-19 vaccine in a bid to tackle hesitancy within the sector.

Government scientists on the social care working group of SAGE believe four out of five staff need to be vaccinated to provide a minimum level of protection against outbreaks of COVID-19 but only just over half of older adult homes in England are currently meeting this threshold.

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