A third of Southampton’s care home staff remain unvaccinated against COVID-19.
34% of care workers in Southampton have still not had their first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine. Employees in these care homes for elderly people are a high priority for the jabs, due to their frequent contact with vulnerable people.
Chris Whitty, England’s Chief Medical Officer, said that medical and healthcare workers have a ‘professional responsibility‘ to get the vaccine.
That being said, the UK government have made great progress in their vaccination programmes with over 15 million people receiving their first Covid-19 vaccination by February 15th 2021. Even more impressive is that as of March 14th 2021, the United Kingdom achieved the highest vaccination rate across Europe.