Covid jab could be required for England care home staff

  • Chris Easom
  • May 2, 2021

Care home staff in England could be mandated to receive a coronavirus vaccine in new plans under consultation by the government. Ministers are seeking views on the proposal, which would see the jab requirement introduced this summer. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said requiring a jab was “something many care homes have called for” and would make care home residents safer. NHS England figures show 78.9% of older adult care home staff have had a jab.