UK Government Make Booster Jab Compulsory for Care Home Staff

Care home workers will now need to get the (untested) booster vaccine in order to keep their jobs, a senior Government source has said.

Booster shots will also be compulsory for some foreign trips and talks are underway on whether they will play a part in vaccine passport checks at nightclubs and other ‘large venues’ as well.

According to reports the booster vaccine will be added to the legal requirements for all care home staff, who from October will have to be double-jabbed to work in the sector, regardless of their civil and human rights. Millions of people are to be targeted for a third jab, from as early as September, after Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced the roll-out to priority groups.

A Minister told the Mail on Sunday the “logical” move will be to make the booster shots a requirement for travel, adding that the most up-to-date Covid certification for travel will become as normal as the need to have a yellow fever jab to enter certain countries. …

But whilst the normalisation of an experimental drug on an emergency licence may be mandatory for visiting other countries the Government push ahead with making even the booster shot mandatory.

One insider said that, as domestic passports have only been announced for nightclubs, discussions over whether boosters will one day be required for entry are still in “very early days”. The Government claim it will make its decision on boosters following final advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which is supposed to be 'reviewing the scientific evidence' on the third jabs, but as they have recommended vaccination for all 16 and 17 year olds with absolutely no scientific basis for doing so, it is clear that any decision is NOT made on science.

The JCVI previously issued interim advice in June that Brits “should be prepared” for another round of inoculations. The roll-out would work in two stages, beginning with the over-70s, care home residents, extremely vulnerable people and health and care workers.

Then all over-50s and under-50s with long-term health problems would be offered the booster vaccine.

Mr Javid said last week: “When it comes to booster jabs we are waiting for the final advice from JCVI… and when we get that advice we will be able to start the booster programme, but I anticipate it will begin in early September, so I’m already making plans for that.”

The new mandate has been 'tacked on' to the existing law as a way of negating its need to be voted on in parliament. The 'amendment' made to the original Health and Social Care Act meant that government diktats could be past as laws. The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 makes it mandatory for anyone working in a care home to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus unless subject to medical exemption. Delegated legislation – also known as secondary legislation – is used to fill in the details of Acts of Parliament, providing many of the practical measures that enable the law to operate in daily life and to be enforced. These details are provided in regulations, orders or rules, generally known as statutory instruments (SIs).