Piers Morgan says 'reckless, selfish' NHS and care home staff who refuse to be vaccinated should lose their jobs

PIERS Morgan has slammed “reckless and selfish” NHS and care home staff who refuse to be vaccinated.

The 56-year-old – who has been very outspoken throughout the pandemic – believes that those in that sector should lose their jobs if they don’t want to help stop the spread of Covid.

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In a passionate tweet this morning, he ranted:  “NHS and Care Home staff who refuse to be vaccinated need to leave their jobs and do something that requires less reckless selfish disregard for the health & wellbeing of their patients/residents.”

His message provoked a lot of debate with the majority in agreement with him.

One person wrote: “Wtf!? If my loved one was in a care home, & some staff weren’t vaccinated… I’d be seriously worried! It’s about health. It’s their choice not to get vaccinated I understand but as Piers says ‘do something else!’”

But  someone else argued: “Disgraceful tweet! It’s a choice like everything! Not a f**king dictatorship!”

The former GMB host’s comments come after it was revealed that care home staff will soon be legally required to get a Covid jab to protect residents.

Ministers are set to confirm they are pushing ahead making vaccinations mandatory for most of the 1.5 million people working in social care in England.

They are also considering extending the move to all NHS staff, the Guardian reports.

The measure is expected to set up a battle with staff in both services.

Employer and staff organisations in the sector have reportedly warned the plan could backfire if workers quit rather than getting immunised. 

Under the plans, those working with adults will have 16 weeks to get vaccinated or face losing their jobs.

At the moment, just over half of older adult care homes are meeting targets to have 80 per cent of their staff vaccinated so they can keep the people they work with safe.

It means that 150,000 vulnerable people could be at risk as their homes don't meet SAGE's targets, ministers have previously warned.

The vaccine is already being credited with saving more than 10,000 lives between December and March thanks to Britain's speedy rollout.

How to book your Covid vaccine

The NHS worked through a list determined by the JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation), which means those who need the jab most got it first.

In order to be eligible for the vaccine, the NHS says that you have to be registered with a GP surgery in England.

To start the booking process you can follow the link sent to you on your letter, or online.

Or, if you're over the age of 23 you can go onto the NHS site and enter your details.

You can only use the service if you fall into the age groups eligible or have had a letter or text sent to you – with the NHS stating you might not get your letter or text straight away.

Before you start to fill out the form you will be asked for your NHS number.

This number will be displayed on any previous letters the NHS has sent you – such as your shielding letter and it will consist of 10 numbers.

But if you don't know your NHS number then you will still be able to book an appointment.

If this is the case you will be asked for your first and second name, your gender and your date of birth as well as your postcode.

This is so the NHS can access your records and book you in at a centre close to you.

This also checks your eligibility for the vaccine and the system will prompt you if it's not yet your turn.

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