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Fears grow for care home residents with only just over 50% of staff having received the Covid-19 booster jab

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Fears are now growing about the safety of thousands of some of the most vulnerable people in NI (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Fears are now growing about the safety of thousands of some of the most vulnerable people in NI (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Concern: Julieann McNally. Credit: Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Concern: Julieann McNally. Credit: Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

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Fears are now growing about the safety of thousands of some of the most vulnerable people in NI (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Only 56% of care home staff had received a Covid-19 booster in the week before Christmas, it can be revealed.

Despite evidence showing the booster is required to offer the best protection against Omicron, correspondence from health officials dated December 22 has highlighted low uptake of the booster by staff.


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