Compulsory vaccinations for care staff are the wrong approach

Study shows compulsory jabs could hinder take-up

Responding to a London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine study that ​suggests making ​Covid vaccination​s a condition of work could hinder take-up, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said today (Wednesday):

“This study makes plain any talk of compulsory vaccination could damage take-up severely.

Care workers need clear, accurate information from their employers about when and how they ​to get their jab​s.

“If ​achieving maximum ​coverage is the goal, employers and policymakers w​ill get better results through encouragement, reassurance and removal of any practical barriers ​for staff. ​Forced ​injections ​simply aren’t the answer.”

Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.

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