Frontline staff urged to take up Covid-19 vaccination

FRONTLINE health and social care workers in England have been urged to get the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine when offered.

A letter signed by leading professionals urges staff to do their "collective duty" and "lead by example" by taking up the protection.

An estimated four million eligible health and social care workers should have been offered the first dose of the vaccine by the middle of February, as part of the ambition to protect millions of people in the top four priority groups set by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Supporting staff including hospital cleaners and porters, care home cooks, housekeepers, drivers and caretakers are also in scope.

All staff should receive their second dose within 12 weeks, in line with guidance from the JCVI and the four UK Chief Medical Officers.

Read the full letter: Vaccinating frontline health and social care workers

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