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Poll: mandatory Covid vaccines for care home staff?

This poll is about 3 years old

Once again, the UK and Scottish governments are at variance – this time over whether the Covid vaccine should be compulsory for care home workers.

The Westminster government has signalled that it should – and had given staff 16 weeks to get the jabs or face redeployment or even being let go.

The Scottish Government has said it will not go down this route – saying that vaccination rates in this sector in Scotland are high.

This stance has been backed by Scottish Care and the Unison trade union.

Mandatory vaccinations are a fraught subject, bringing to the fore many issues.

And it’s by no means a settled subject in Scotland as a Delta-variant powered third wave of Covid gathers pace – the Scottish Government has said the situation will be kept under review.

This is why we’re asking what you think.

Should there be mandatory Covid vaccines for care home staff?

Vote now and add to the debate by leaving a comment below.

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lok yue
about 3 years ago

perhaps the residents should be asked their opinions

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A Birt
about 3 years ago

I don’t think we should force existing staff but it could be required for any future recruitment.

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