The government’s announced vaccination coverage rate is only 65%. Some experts worry that recruitment difficulties in the department will further worsen.
Health Minister Matt Hancock confirmed on Wednesday (June 16) that working in a nursing home in the UK will be mandatory vaccination against the new coronavirus. Mr. Hancock added that he is also considering compulsory vaccination for NHS medical staff in British public hospitals. “After careful negotiation, we have [pris cette décision] Protect residents”, He defended, “The vast majority of employees in these institutions have been vaccinated, but not all of them. We know that vaccinations can protect you and other people around you.” Workers working in nursing homes, NHS staff and even hairdressers should also receive two doses of the vaccine, except for visits to family and friends. Beginning in October next year, a law to implement these measures will be passed-providing relevant employees with 16 weeks of comprehensive vaccination.
Like other health workers, starting from the end of 2020, people in nursing homes (approximately 1.5 million people in England) are among the first to be required to be vaccinated. Among these people, the vaccination rate is quite high, they are quite young, have low incomes, and are usually from ethnic minorities (blacks, Asians or Eastern Europeans).
According to SAGE, the scientific committee that advises the Johnson government, an average of 80% of employees and 90% of residents in nursing homes must be vaccinated with at least one dose to protect companies from the virus. However, according to SAGE, despite efforts to reach suspicious people in the capital (“bus” travel), only 65% of UK nursing homes have reached these vaccination levels, while only 44% of institutions in the Greater London area have vaccinations, mosques or Hindu temples. Vaccine Center, etc.).
Since the start of the vaccination campaign, mandatory vaccination has run counter to the position of the NHS and the government: so far, they have relied on extensive publicity campaigns and the British public’s high level of confidence in their system and its health workers. However, the resurgence of the epidemic due to the Delta variant (11,007 positive cases recorded on Thursday, June 17) and the fear of a new wave of fall are now prompting them to take action. In early June, guardian It was revealed that after government consultation, the British Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) believes that vaccination is mandatory “ Significant changes from the current policy”, more than “priority” It is reasonable to protect the right to life of workers and residents.
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