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The daughter of a 96-year-old woman in an Abbeyfield home has accused the Department of Health of jeopardising the life of her mother and more than 200 residents by not including them in the care home vaccination programme

The daughter of a 96-year-old woman in an Abbeyfield home has accused the Department of Health of jeopardising the life of her mother and more than 200 residents by not including them in the care home vaccination programme

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The daughter of a 96-year-old woman in an Abbeyfield home has accused the Department of Health of jeopardising the life of her mother and more than 200 residents by not including them in the care home vaccination programme

The daughter of a 96-year-old woman in an Abbeyfield home has accused the Department of Health of jeopardising the life of her mother and more than 200 residents by not including them in the care home vaccination programme.

She said that bureaucratic box ticking could have caused "countless deaths" and that frail pensioners were forced to wait around two months longer for the vaccine, leaving them vulnerable when Covid was rampant after Christmas.

She was speaking after BBC Spotlight revealed that a 92-year-old woman was skipped over in the care home vaccination programme because she was a "temporary resident".


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