Since the emergence of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in France, authorities have taken numerous measures to prevent the disease from spreading. Until then, however, frontline caregivers did not have to get vaccinated. This question raised concerns from authorities who had called for vaccination for health workers.
A vaccination to prevent a 4th wave
This opinion was supported by around 100 doctors who advocated compulsory vaccination for nurses by the beginning of September. In a column published in the Journal du dimanche, they launched this appeal to the government to prevent a fourth wave of the coronavirus epidemic in the country. They called on the government to “make the decision now to make vaccinations mandatory” for any caregiver who “puts those she is responsible for at risk of contagion” or for coronavirus. Note that this request is in a context where Prime Minister Jean Castex has to meet elected officials on mandatory vaccination for caregivers starting next Monday.
For the record, among the forum’s signatories are well-known doctors. The latter include the former president of the deans of medical faculties Jean Sibilia, the former director of Public Health France François Bourdillon, the diabetologist Anne Gervais and the resuscitator Bruno Mégarbane.