NHS patient-facing staff will be required to be fully-vaccinated by the start of April

After a lenghty campaign of seeking to persuade NHS staff to be vaccinated, it has now been announced that NHS staff will be required to get the Covid-19 vaccine by April 2022, this will keep vulnerable patients and staff safe.

  • 90 per cent of NHS staff have received at least two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine – but because of the unique responsibility they have, we need more staff to get the jab and strengthen our defence against the virus.
  • That is why, following extensive consultation with NHS leaders, we have announced that from April 2022 all those working in the NHS and social care will have to be vaccinated – with exemptions for those who do not have face-to-face contact with patients, and those who are medically exempt.
  • This will help to avoid preventable harm and protect patients in the NHS, protect colleagues in the NHS, and of course protect the NHS itself. 


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