Is there a precedent for mandatory vaccines for care home workers? 26 March 2021What was claimed A requirement for doctors to have a Hepatitis B vaccine sets a clear precedent for requiring care home workers to have the Covid-19 vaccine. Full Fact asked the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) if the Hepatitis B vaccine for certain healthcare workers is a legal requirement. Can this really set a precedent for a mandatory vaccine for care home workers? Full Fact spoke to University of York law lecturer Dr Isra Black, who specialises in healthcare law.