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Concern and surprise over survey that showed care users do not want staff vaccinated

24 November 2021

Disability News Service has reported on the surprise of DPOs that nearly two-thirds of people in need of social care do not support mandatory Covid vaccinations. 

It says that the government has refused to investigate whether a consultation on care worker vaccinations was hijacked by anti-vaccine activists.

The government has made it mandatory for most care home staff in England to be vaccinated since 11 November.

DR UK Head of Policy Fazilet Hadi said that the lack of support for vaccination “sounds far too high”. She said: “Disability Rights UK supports government plans to make COVID vaccinations compulsory for all health and care workers, unless there is a medical exemption.

“We believe that all reasonable safeguards need to be put in place, to ensure that disabled people receiving care are protected from COVID.” Read more here.