| 1 December 2021, Wednesday |

UK likely to force NHS staff to have COVID shots, Javid says

UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid said on Monday that Britain is expected to require staff in the National Health Service to be fully inoculated against COVID-19.

He told Sky News that obligatory vaccines for health workers would help to protect patients, and that he was not deterred by the fact there is already a staff shortage in the health system.

“We are considering it,” he told Sky News. “We’re yet to make a final decision but I am leaning towards doing it.”