The General Pharmaceutical Council reiterated its stand on Covid-19 vaccination, saying, “Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in all settings across Great Britain should be vaccinated against Covid -19, unless they are medically exempt.”

In a statement issued today (February 11), it strongly urged all pharmacy professionals, students and trainees to get fully vaccinated at the earliest.

This reiteration follows the government’s announcement on January 31, 2022 that it would not proceed with Covid vaccination as a mandatory condition of deployment for health and care staff providing CQC-regulated services in England.

The Council stated that clinical trials have proven the efficacy and safety of Covid vaccines and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has authorised their use in the UK.

“Getting vaccinated is an important way in which pharmacy professionals can support and maintain public health. Vaccination against Covid-19 protects the individual, their family, and colleagues, as well as patients and the public,” GPhC said in the statement.

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