11 Oct 2021

Covid vaccine mandatory for education, healthcare staff

From Checkpoint, 6:08 pm on 11 October 2021

The Covid-19 vaccination is being made mandatory for teachers and frontline workers at schools and early learning centres.

As well as teachers, GPs, midwives and pharmacists are among those who will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of the year.

The government has announced that high-risk workers in the health and disability sector will need to be fully vaccinated by December 1 and receive their first dose by the end of this month.

Political reporter Charlie Dreaver explains.