COVID-19 UK: Mandatory jabs for NHS and social care workers SCRAPPED

PLANS to make Covid jabs mandatory for NHS staff were scrapped last night amid fears of staff shortages.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed the U-turn in the House of Commons.

He said last week he was "reflecting" on the policy, which would have forced all NHS to have been jabbed by next Thursday or risk losing their jobs.

Unveiling the guidance in the House of Commons, Mr Javid said: "Given that Delta has been replaced, it’s only right that our policy on vaccination as a condition of deployment is reviewed.

"So I asked for fresh advice including from the UK Health Security Agency and England’s chief medical officer."

He said that in the latest wave of Covid, just one in 15 people were infected during the peak.

Just under a quarter of people in England have been infected - and 84 per cent of people over 12 have been jabbed.

The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones, and to ensure Britain can "learn to live" with Covid, is to get jabbed - or boosted.

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Mandatory Covid jabs for NHS and social care workers SCRAPPED over staff shortage fears and ‘milder’ Omicron

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