Toyah Marshall, principal employment law adviser and solicitor at Ellis Whitam, explores the legal ins and outs of the Covid vaccine for care home staff.
There is no doubt the care sector has been one of the hardest hit by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic with staff and residents alike being severely affected.
The announcement that a vaccine has been approved therefore is in many ways the good news care homes have been waiting and hoping for, and many will be understandably eager to have their staff vaccinated. However, as with anything during this pandemic, nothing is quite as straightforward as we would like it to be.
Due to the logistical issues of storing the newly approved vaccine, hopes that service users would be the first to be vaccinated have been dashed now that the government has announced they are likely to be further down the line of those prioritised.
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