NHS staff join anti-vaxxers in London, Newcastle and Manchester in protests ...

NHS staff join anti-vaxxers in London, Newcastle and Manchester in protests ...
NHS staff join anti-vaxxers in London, Newcastle and Manchester in protests ...

NHS workers protested across the country today at the move to ensure all staff are fully vaccinated against Covid.

Although the UK's mortality rate has dropped massively as more of the population has been vaccinated, some anti-vaxx nurses maintain the life-saving vaccine is an 'experimental drug'.  

Tens of thousands of NHS staff who have not had the Covid vaccine face the sack. 

More than 80,000 – 6 per cent of the workforce – remain unvaccinated despite repeated efforts to boost take-up. 

All frontline workers who have not received a jab will be called into formal meetings from February 4 and given a warning that they face dismissal.

A woman holds a placard promoting NHS 100k, a group of anti-vaxx ambulance workers who 'stand united in favour of freedom of choice, bodily autonomy and informed consent'. More than 150,000 people have died from Covid in Britain but the death rate plummeted after people started taking vaccines

A woman holds a placard promoting NHS 100k, a group of anti-vaxx ambulance workers who 'stand united in favour of freedom of choice, bodily autonomy and informed consent'. More than 150,000 people have died from Covid in Britain but the death rate plummeted after people started taking vaccines

A man smiles as he holds a flare and a drum during a march in London for NHS staff against vaccine mandates for workers in the organisation

A man smiles as he holds a flare and a drum during a march in London for NHS staff against vaccine mandates for workers in the organisation

The infamous anti-vaxxer Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labour leader Jeremy, gathered with other protesters outside BBC Broadcasting House, London, to demonstrate against vaccine mandates

The infamous anti-vaxxer Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labour leader Jeremy, gathered with other protesters outside BBC Broadcasting House, London, to demonstrate against vaccine mandates

A person wearing a Squid Game mask and a biohazard suit holds a blow-up syringe and they protest against the vaccine

A person wearing a Squid Game mask and a biohazard suit holds a blow-up syringe and they protest against the vaccine

A woman jokes as a person in a mask with a blow-up syringe injects her rear. More than 5.5 million people have died from Covid worldwide

A woman jokes as a person in a mask with a blow-up syringe injects her rear. More than 5.5 million people have died from Covid worldwide

Many NHS workers who have worked decades for the organisation face being sacked if they cannot prove their vaccination status

Many NHS workers who have worked decades for the organisation face being sacked if they cannot prove their vaccination status

NHS England guidance states notices will then be issued from that day, with March 31 marking the end of the notice period. 

All frontline staff are required to have both doses of the Covid jab by April 1, meaning that by February 3 the first must have been given.

Managers have been advised they can move unvaccinated medics from the frontline into roles which do not involve direct patient contact. Bosses won't have to help staff find 'suitable alternative employment' and redundancy payments will not be made to those who are dismissed. 

A protest is being held in Piccadilly Gardens against the Government's decision to enforce compulsory Covid vaccinations for NHS staff.

The demonstration is part of a national campaign calling on healthcare staff to be given 'freedom of choice'.

A Yorkshire NHS nurse has said she has chosen to walk away from the job she has been in for 30 years rather than have the Covid vaccine. 

Cara Barnes, from West Yorkshire, has worked as a specialist nurse for three decades. 

But she is set to lose her job as she is refusing to have the Covid-19 jab, which she claims is an 'experimental drug'. 

From April 1, all NHS staff will be required by law to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. It means those who are yet to be jabbed will have to have had their first by the start of February. 

Trafalgar Square saw a large protest as well, as hundreds gathered to demonstrate against vaccine mandates in the UK

Trafalgar Square saw a large protest as well, as hundreds gathered to demonstrate against vaccine mandates in the UK

Demonstrators descended on the BBC's London offices as NHS nurses and key workers joined forces with anti-vaxxers

Demonstrators descended on the BBC's London offices as NHS nurses and key workers joined forces with anti-vaxxers

Many of the signs suggested NHS staff who are not vaccinated shouldn't be sacked because they were clapped during the pandemic

Many of the signs suggested NHS staff who are not vaccinated shouldn't be sacked because they were clapped during the pandemic

NHS nurses protest against vaccine mandates that will make it compulsory for nurses to have the life-saving drug

NHS nurses protest against vaccine mandates that will make it compulsory for nurses to have the life-saving drug

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of London with flags and placards decrying Covid measures in the UK

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of London with flags and placards decrying Covid measures in the UK

But Cara, who attended the 'World Wide Rally For Freedom' in Leeds city centre today, says she plans to stand firm. 

Speaking to Leeds Live, she said: 'I am not prepared to be injected with an experimental drug. 

'Coercion is not a choice. It is not the fault of the NHS but I am disappointed - this is not how I saw my 30-year career-ending.' 

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the town hall in Leeds for today's protest. NHS staff were seen hanging their uniforms up outside the entrance to the hall to symbolise what they have described as being 'left out to dry'. 

David Hesford, 52, has worked in the NHS for 26 years and is currently a senior health care support officer. 

More than 52 million people have taken at least their first dose of the vaccine, which protects people from dying of Covid

More than 52 million people have taken at least their first dose of the vaccine, which protects people from dying of Covid

The Covid death rate in the UK plunged massively from January 2021 when Britain's population started to get vaccinated

The Covid death rate in the

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