UK NHS staff may be spared the jab – ‘no jab, no job’ could be paused by Boris

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By Paul Waugh, Thomas Saunders, iNews

Fears of the mass sacking of more than 70,000 NHS workers have prompted the Government to consider pausing its plans for compulsory vaccination for health service staff, i can reveal.

A temporary suspension of the controversial policy is being “actively” looked at within the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) amid dire warnings from hospital trusts and GPs of the severe impact of staff shortages on services, sources said.

All staff in patient-facing roles are currently required to have two jabs from April 1 or face dismissal.

With several Tory MPs vigorously opposed to the compulsory vaccination plan for NHS staff, not least because of the impact a staffing crisis will have on their local hospitals, a pause would also help Boris Johnson in his battle to avoid a confidence vote by his own party.

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And from the BBC: Rethink compulsory Covid jabs for NHS staff, Wiltshire MP urges PM

A Wiltshire MP has urged the prime minister to reconsider plans requiring all medical staff to be vaccinated. 

Andrew Murrison said that Boris Johnson made “the right call” on not imposing more restrictions before Christmas and returning to so-called Plan A rules

But he criticised the lack of change surrounding compulsory Covid vaccinations for NHS workers.

He asked in Parliament: “Will he think again before redundancy letters start going out as of February 3?”

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