Health Secretary 'leaning towards' compulsory vaccines for NHS staff

  • The health secretary has said he is "leaning towards" making the COVID-19 vaccine compulsory for NHS staff. Sajid Javid said the government is "considering" making the vaccine mandatory for the roughly 100,000 NHS staff who are yet to get their first COVID jab following the recent closure of a consultation into the matter. Addressing concerns there is already a shortage of NHS staff, the health secretary said the threat of not being able to work without getting vaccinated would make them have the jab.

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