The UK government will soon force health workers in care homes to take the coronavirus vaccine, a leaked document has suggested.
In the wake of low numbers of care workers taking the shot, the government is looking to make it compulsory for all those who work in adult care homes.
🔴 💉 Care home workers will be required by law to have a Covid-19 jab under a historic legal change agreed by Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock, The Telegraph can reveal https://t.co/O2lfEYkiva— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 22, 2021
In London, only a quarter of staff who work in such facilities have opted to take the shot, while the number is closer to half in other parts of the country, according to NHS figures.
The London Telegraph reports that in response, the government submitted a paper to the Covid-19 Operations Cabinet sub-committee last week suggesting mandatory vaccines for such workers.
There are approximately 1.5 million people working in the sector in the UK. They would all be required to take the vaccine or face losing their jobs.
The paper, written by the Department of Health and Social Care is titled ‘Vaccination as a condition of deployment in adult social care and health setting’, and notes that the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) suggests that 80% of workers need to be vaccinated for care homes to be deemed safe.
It reads “The Prime Minister and the Secretary of State [for Health] have discussed on several occasions the progress that is being made to vaccinate social care workers against Covid-19 and have agreed – in order to reach a position of much greater safety for care recipients – to put in place legislation to require vaccinations among the workforce.”
The paper also notes that any mandate for vaccines among care workers could trigger an ‘exodus’ or workers, and could even lead to many human rights lawsuits.
The government has consistently said that it will not make vaccines mandatory in the UK, however this leak is at odds with that pledge.
I thought Boris Johnson said vaccines wouldn’t be mandatory...— Ciaran Valentine (@C_Lamptey18) March 22, 2021
They can always quit the job if the law goes through and they don't want to be vaccinated. Of course no vaccine probably limits opportunities for foreign holidays and concerts as well, so motivation to get it done— caveman (@cavemandave71) March 22, 2021
Unlawful! #NurembergCode— WhatIsTheTruth 100% Human (@The_RealTruth18) March 22, 2021
There are alternative careers available for those who choose not to be vaccinated.— UK Lockdown #StayAtHome 🏠 #StayHomeSaveLives 💙 (@uklockdown) March 22, 2021
People who fought for Britain in World War II would be shocked at the number of bedwetter wimps scared of little needles in these replies.— UK Lockdown #StayAtHome 🏠 #StayHomeSaveLives 💙 (@uklockdown) March 23, 2021
This is utterly disgusting! No care worker should be forced to have anything injected into their body against their will. End of. Care workers do an amazing job, working incredibly long hours for very little pay. I know as I used to do this job. #NoForcedVaccine— lisanh3 🇬🇧😊 (@lisanbh3) March 22, 2021
This is depressing. And if someone who's forced to have a vaccine, and has a serious adverse reaction... Who's liable for that?— Jimmy (@Jt1982James) March 22, 2021
So that's it then. The Nuremberg Code is now completely trashed and consent is no longer necessary for medical interventions. Government coercion is now permissible.— David Eyles 😃 (@Drystonesonnet) March 23, 2021
We have become a totalitarian state.
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