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Mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for care home staff 'got in the way', according to Lincolnshire Care Association chair

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Making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for care home workers has failed to have a positive impact in Lincolnshire, according to an industry leader.

Staff throughout England were given a 16-week grace period until September 16, during which they had to have received their first dose so they could be fully vaccinated by the time regulations come into force next week.

From November 11, care homes will only be allowed to grant entry to fully vaccinated workers. However, Lincolnshire Care Association chair Melanie Weatherley doesn’t believe this mandate has had the desired effect - and has contributed to staff shortages.

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