The former Health Secretary Matt Hancock is urging the government to make it mandatory for NHS staff to be vaccinated before winter and not leave it until next spring which Ministers are soon to announce.
The NHS have been warning that they are facing a very dark winter and that they are “running hot” with high volumes of people being hospitalised with Covid and Hancock is saying that all staff must jabbed sooner than next spring.
Writing in The Telegraph, Hancock said, “Having looked at all the evidence, I am convinced we must require vaccination for everyone who works not just in social care but the NHS – and get it in place as fast as possible.”
He added, “To me, the logic is crystal clear.
“Medicine is founded on science – and the science of the COVID vaccine is comprehensively proven.
“Mandating the use of the best science isn’t controversial, it’s common sense.
“There are some people who say this isn’t the way we do things in Britain. But we already mandate vaccination against Hepatitis B for doctors.
“The British historic precedents for compulsory vaccination go back to the 1850s.”