The Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said this morning that he’s not in favour of mandating covid -19 jabs for NHS staff. Burnham, a former Health Secretary, was speaking to LBC’s Nick Ferrari.
NHS staff in patient-facing roles must be double-jabbed by April 1st. The deadline for having the first jab is February 3rd. Ferrari put it to Burnham that if his mother (Ferrari’s) ended up in hospital, she shouldn’t be put in danger by unvaccinated hospital staff.
In reply, Burnham said that the vast majority of NHS workers have already had the jab and that he would continue to use lateral flow tests on staff to keep patients safe.
— LBC (@LBC) January 19, 2022