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Half of care home staff may refuse to take Covid vaccine

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Half of care home staff may refuse to take Covid vaccine

Nearly half of care home staff may choose not to have the coronavirus vaccine, amid calls for it to be made compulsory among healthcare workers.

Nadra Ahmed, chairwoman of the National Care Association, said as many as 40% may opt against taking the jab as rollout continues across the UK.

The owner of one care home said if half the workforce refused the vaccine, they would have to inform not only family members but the local authority, as it remains unclear who would be liable in the event someone were to fall ill.

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Personally, if I had a relative in a care home where half the staff refused the Covid-19 vaccine, I wouldn't want my family member to be there.  I'm sure there are lots of reasons why individuals may refuse to take the vaccine and in my opinion there aren't very many good ones.

If you're living somewhere isolated and don't come into contact with people then that's fine, do what you want.  But if you're mixing with people you are part of society and need to help eradicate this threat.

Those people working in care homes have been given the opportunity to begin making things better by helping to reduce the transmissibility of the virus and importantly protect the people they are caring for.  They may well have personal reasons for not being vaccinated, but they should be put aside for the benefit of the vulnerable people they are looking after.

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Timelady

Timelady

The articles raises the question of seasonal flu vaccinations, do care home staff decline those too?

According to the official figures, nearly half of care homes HAD NO CASES of Covid, I assume because their hygene standards to prevent existing infections were up to standard?

Make you think though.
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John V

John V

Personally, I’ve not bought into the various recent doomsday hypes of climate extinction, starving because of Brexit or millions dying from a plague that isn’t happening. Having said that, there are vulnerable people who are at risk from flu and who do need protecting and these include the elderly. Would I take the vaccine? No. I’d prefer a new vaccine to be tested properly first, preferably on the executives of the company that produced them and next on the politicians who are cheering vaccines on. So 40% of care home staff, mostly minimum wage foreigners, aren’t willing to be Guinea pigs? I don’t blame them.
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