Health care workers opposed to vaccination
18 February 2022 | 6:18 am
The mandate requires all employees in care homes, hospitals, doctors' offices and outpatient clinics to prove they are vaccinated against COVID-19. An emergency motion had attempted to delay its enforcement.
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