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Number of Hertfordshire nursing home workers vaccinated against Covid UK News

More than 80% of eligible staff in Hertfordshire nursing homes have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The total number that would have been vaccinated is 8,477 out of a possible 10,486.

The government is to announce that workers in care homes will be required to be compulsorily vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock is known to be in favor of the move, while England’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty said doctors and caregivers have a “professional responsibility” to protect their patients.

Ministers will announce the decision in the coming days, after a consultation on the use of staff vaccination in England to protect the most vulnerable from Covid-19.

The consultation will also begin on whether other healthcare and care workers should also receive the jabs.

It comes after concerns that parts of the country, such as London, have particularly low vaccine use for nursing home staff.

Aggregate NHS figures as of June 6 show 84% of senior care home staff in England have received one dose of the vaccine and nearly 69% have received both injections.

The figures were released by NHS England and cover vaccinations through June 6.

Staff are eligible to receive the vaccine if they have not had Covid-19 in the previous 28 days.

Nursing homes for the elderly are defined as homes serving people aged 65 and over, based on data held by the Care Quality Commission.

Of the 10,798 care homes in England covered by the data, 10,670 (99%) reported figures for first-dose vaccinations through June 6.

Staff means people directly employed by the care provider as well as temporary workers.

The total eligible to receive the vaccine includes personnel who have not been vaccinated for a valid medical reason.

The list is classified according to the proportion of eligible personnel having received a first dose in each municipality, starting with the highest.

It reads, from left to right: name of the local authority; number of employees eligible to receive a vaccine because they have not had Covid-19 in the past 28 days; the number of eligible employees declared vaccinated with at least one dose; the proportion of eligible personnel declared vaccinated with at least one dose.

You can also use the search tool to find a local authority.

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