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    Statement on Mandatory Vaccinations

    There has been much talk in the last few days about the decision by the government to make the Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for care workers. With 82 percent of care workers women1, the RCN Feminist Network felt it important to comment. Nursing is an evidence based profession and it is important we look at the evidence around mandating vaccines and the effectiveness of such a policy – or risk succumbing to populism. The link between mandatory vaccines and vaccine uptake remain ambiguous. An EU report into compulsory vaccinations and rates of coverage in Europe between 2007 and 2013 showed countries with mandatory vaccines had no higher coverage than those without2.…