UK: 'No plans' to scrap Covid vaccine mandate for NHS; could lose 80,000 workers overnight

There are 'no plans' to scrap or delay the NHS Covid vaccination mandate in England despite a huge outcry over the move, Downing Street said today.

The Government has been warned the April 1 deadline for frontline medics to get two jabs could leave 80,000 vacancies and 'paralyse' the health service.  

But the Prime Minister's official spokesman doubled down on the move today, claiming that it was still 'the right approach'. 

They said it was medics' duty to be vaccinated because they 'look after the most vulnerable in society who face serious health consequences if exposed' to Covid.