Lincolnshire vaccination workers receive racial and other abuse

  Posted: 12.03.21 at 11:44 by The Editor

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Health workers involved in the county's vaccination programme have been receiving racial and other abuse.

Now, health bosses are working with Lincolnshire Police on the issue and will prosecute if necessary

A spokesman for the NHS Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group said today: "Unfortunately staff working at some of our vaccination and testing sites, as well as at our GP practice sites, have been subjected to various kinds of abuse in recent weeks.

"We want to be very clear – abuse of any kind is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. We are working closely with our partners including Lincolnshire Police, and will - without exception - follow-up any and all incidences of abuse and will take appropriate action.

"Lincolnshire Police will prosecute anyone who commits criminal offences against staff, this includes abusive, threatening language."

The spokesman continued: "Please remember that the rollout of the covid vaccination is only possible thanks to the sheer hard work and dedication of our amazing teams running the various sites around the county, whether they be at our testing or vaccination sites, or our GP practices and hospitals. Please be kind to them."

Asked to provide further details on the kind of abuse and where it has happened, the spokesman replied to Nub News: "A range of things really, from anti-social behaviour to racial abuse."

No further details were given.

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