Journal of General Practice Nursing (GPN) | December 2021

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Covid vaccination should be compulsory for healthcare staff

Covid vaccination should be compulsory for healthcare staff

Pages: 8 - 11

Article topics: Vaccination

Making decisions can be tough. Anyone who’s ever been confronted with the choice between a chocolate Hob-nob and custard cream knows that weighing up the pros and cons can involve some pretty serious soulsearching. But, while most people face a host of trivial everyday decisions about the clothes they wear or the food they eat, nurses are in a unique position in that the choices they make about patient care can literally involve life or death. 

However, with the government’s recent announcement of compulsory vaccination for all frontline NHS staff, nurses are about to find out that one decision — whether or not to be vaccinated against Covid-19 — is about to be taken out of their hands. We explore what this means for general practice nurses (GPNs), and discuss the pros and cons of Covid-19 vaccination.

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