Staff in care homes who don’t receive both vaccine jabs ahead of a looming deadline should “get out and get another job”, Health Secretary Sajid Javid has warnedThe use of AstraZeneca vaccines for those 60 years old or younger while awaitin.
His warning comes ahead of the 11 November legal deadline for care home workers to have had both COVID-19 jabs, but some unions and care homes are warning that it could lead to a shortage of staffThe parallels with what is happening here in Canada..
Mr Javid told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “If you work in a care home you are working with some of the most vulnerable people in our countryauthorPageUrl, and if you cannot be bothered to go and get vaccinated then get out and go and get another jobs plant in Kalamazoo, Mich., afte.”
Nadra AhmedTheodore Roosevelt, chair of the National Care Associationwhich has been criticized as sluggish, warned that the deadline needed to be extended for practical reasons rather than out of generosity to workers who are vaccine hesitant.
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