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Care worker facing sack over covid jab refusal would be 'left with nothing'

A care worker who turned down the covid jab says he would be "left with nothing" if he is fired over his refusal to get vaccinated.

Nurse associate Matt Weir, who has worked for the NHS for 12 years, is set to lose his position within weeks over his decision not to get the coronavirus vaccination, Birmingham Live reports.

The 30-year-old, from Perry Barr, is part of a team that provides community care to patients in their homes around Birmingham.

However, because of his stance on the Covid-19 jab, he faces being sacked by the health service - to which he has devoted almost half his life - and left unemployed.

Mr Weir is among thousands of NHS workers across the West Midlands facing the sack because they have not been vaccinated.

Frontline staff have until April to ensure they are double jabbed, under controversial Government measures aimed at protecting the most vulnerable from coronavirus.

It means the deadline from those who have not received their first jab, like Mr Weir, is next week.

And the carer, who has also worked at Birmingham Children's Hospital and as a mental healthcare assistant, said he would be left heartbroken at having to leave the profession he loves.

"I've got nobody else," he told Birmingham Live. "I'm an independent adult living alone. I've bills to pay, I've nothing to fall back on.

"To me, it's massive. The NHS is all I know. I've devoted half my life to it."

Ministers are coming under pressure to push back the deadline or scrap the decision completely, with the Royal College of Nursing fearing the loss of thousands of workers will only add to "chronic staffing shortages" in the NHS.

Between 85 and 90 per cent of NHS workers in the West Midlands are understood to have been vaccinated and that total has

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A care worker who turned down the covid jab says he would be "left with nothing" if he is fired over his refusal to get vaccinated.
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