Media reports today (16 June 2021) suggest that the UK government is likely to make Covid vaccination mandatory for care home staff, and possibly directly employed NHS staff. I think this would be a mistake. I continue to thank God for the quick development of such apparently effective vaccines against COVID-19. I've welcomed the chance to be protected myself, and most of the patients I look after have felt the same. I've been keen to persuade those not so keen on vaccines to take up the offer. Many have done so; a few have not. Notwithstanding my enthusiasm for vaccines, I believe that forcing these vaccines upon care home staff would be wrong in principle, and possibly counter-productive.