All care home staff in England should have Covid vaccine, says minister

But Liz Truss refuses to confirm reports ministers are poised to make it mandatory for staff to get jab

All care home staff in England should be vaccinated, a senior government minister has urged, saying she would not want her own relatives to be looked after by unvaccinated carers.

Speaking on behalf of the government on Wednesday, the international trade secretary, Liz Truss, said it was incredibly important for staff to get the jab, though she refused to confirm reports ministers were poised to make it mandatory.

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