Covid: Care home staff should get the jab or another job - Javid
Care home workers who are not prepared to get the Covid vaccine should get another job, Sajid Javid has said.
The health secretary said he was not prepared to "pause" the requirement for care staff in England to be fully vaccinated by 11 November.
His remarks come after warnings that some homes will be unable to cope if workers are forced to leave.
The National Care Association has urged the government to delay the jab deadline to give staff more time.
It says it will have a knock-on effect on the NHS if care homes have to cut resident numbers.
From 11 November, it will be mandatory for anyone who works in a Care Quality Commission-registered care home in England to be fully vaccinated, unless they have a medical exemption.
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