IT will become compulsory for frontline NHS staff to be vaccinated against coronavirus.

The Health Secretary, Sajid Javid has set a deadline of the beginning of April to give the roughly 103,000 unvaccinated workers time to become fully vaccinated.

Statistics show that about 93 per cent of frontline staff have had their first dose, and 90 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Those with a medical condition that makes them exempt from the vaccine will not be required to take the jab.

The health minister has since confirmed that the flu jab will not be compulsory.

Those working in care homes have until today (November 11) to have their second dose of the vaccine.