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Implications of mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for healthcare students


The Department of Health and Social Care in England has recently announced that all NHS staff will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 if they wish to be deployed in roles that involve face to face contact with service users.

The Medical Schools Council recognises the importance of Covid-19 vaccination and understands the decision to mandate it for staff in NHS England. Due to the nature of healthcare courses, clinical placements in the NHS form an essential part of a student’s education, placing them within the mandate. 

To support HEIs and students, the MSC has produced a paper outlining the implications of the new mandate for HEIs training healthcare students. 

Download the paper 

Introduction of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of deployment for NHS workers in England – implications for healthcare students



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