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Health chiefs insist 'care homes will cope' despite 1,300 unvaccinated staff set to lose their jobs

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As many as 10 per cent of care home staff have not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19 in some boroughs of Greater Manchester - but health bosses say the system will hold up if they lose their jobs.

Care home workers in England must have had their first dose by September 16 and must be double-jabbed by November 11 to continue working in the sector.

On average, 93.46pc pc of care workers across Greater Manchester have received their first dose as of October 7, when the latest data was published by the NHS. READ MORE: 1 in 10 care home workers could lose their jobs over vaccination in Greater Manchester But there are still three boroughs hovering around the 90 per cent mark - Salford, Stockport and Manchester - meaning around 650 members

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