Half of care home staff at UK's largest provider have not had Covid vaccine

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Some homes say 80% have not had jab, amid supply problems and anti-vaccine influence

About half of staff at the UK’s largest care home provider have not yet received a Covid vaccine, as attention turns to jabs for care workers after ministers claimed to have offered first doses to almost all of England’s care home residents.

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HC-One, which operates 20,000 beds, is among several care operators reporting much lower vaccine coverage among workers. Some independent homes reported last week that as many as 80% of their staff had not received a jab amid continuing concerns about cultural objections and the influence of anti-vaccination sentiment.

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