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Care home workers without jab should get other jobs – Sajid Javid

06 October 2021

The Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said there will be no change to the deadline of 11 November for care home staff to be double vaccinated. 

The National Care Association (NCA) had asked the government to delay the deadline, saying there will be a knock-on effect on the NHS if care homes have to cut resident numbers. Nadra Ahmed, Chairman of the NCA said: "We are not anti-vaccine. What we are saying is we needed a bit more time to get people where they needed to be."

Speaking on Radio 4 he said: "If you work in a care home you are working with some of the most vulnerable people in our country and if you cannot be bothered to go and get vaccinated, then get out and go and get another job. If you are not going to get vaccinated then why are you working in care?" Read more here.