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Chris Whitty: Medics and care staff have ‘professional responsibility’ to get Covid vaccine

Official data shows that only 52% of staff in care homes for the elderly in London have have their coronavirus jab. This is incredibly worrying – the vaccine could save their own lives, as well as the lives of people in care.

The government must put in place a strategy to tackle misinformation about the vaccine and encourage far greater uptake amongst all frontline care workers working closely with care providers and trade unions. After so many deaths in our care homes, this is a matter of urgency.

Read more in the Evening Standard.