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Clinicians refusing the Coronavirus Vaccination

Taking up the offer of vaccination and the wearing of face masks are not mandatory but are considered good practice. 

If a doctor has a concern about either being vaccinated or wearing appropriate PPE, then they should discuss their concerns with their Appraiser and agree a professional course of action which might range from continuing to shield to accepting a small additional risk due to their personal circumstances.

Assessing and mitigating risks is what we do all the time as GPs, and is a professional judgement for which there cannot be a single right answer.

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