NQ but an NHS microbiologist.
As far as I’m aware, this is not for all NHS workers, just patient facing staff, and there will be medical exemptions of course. Breastfeeding will not count as a medical exemption however as there are no contraindicatio
These rules are in place to protect our patients first and foremost, which should be at the core of everything we do. I recommend speaking to a consultant one-on-one about this (they should be happy to as I believe it is part of the new scheme). They may offer to show you around their intensive care wards too, where the majority of Covid cases are unvaccinated persons. Our consultant director of pathology has offered this to hesitant staff in our laboratory.
As a side note, I can recommend the following group: Vaccine Talk: An Evidence Based Discussion Forum. It’s full of healthcare professionals, epidemiologists
, virologists, statisticians, and more, who are excellent at answering any questions you may have regarding vaccines.
17th March 2022