In a column published in JDDNearly 100 doctors, including many department heads, are calling on the government to take the measure in order to “avoid the fourth wave”.
One hundred doctors are calling for the government to make vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory for caregivers in hospitals and nursing homes.”Before the beginning of September“,” in a column published on Location Sunday newspaper.
Consultation under pressure: While Prime Minister Jean Castilles is due, from Monday, to receive parliament leaders and local elected officials to address, among other things, the issue of the obligation to vaccinate caregivers, many doctors are putting their weight in the balance. And not least. Among the 96 signatories to the text, we find many heads of departments at Paris Hospitals (AP-HP) revealed by the health crisis, such as infectious disease specialists Karen Lacombe and Gilles Biallo, resuscitator Bruno Megaurban, diabetologist Anne Gervais, but also the former director Public Health France François Bordelon, or former President of the Deans of Medical Faculties Jean Sibelia.
Vaccination rates are considered insufficient
These practitioners are asking the government “To make a decision on compulsory vaccination now.” For any employee in a nursing home or hospital “(S) Exposing or exposing the persons responsible for them to the risk of contamination” in Covid-19. in order to'”Avoid the fourth wave“They ask him”To implement the necessary measures so that the implementation of this decision becomes effective before the beginning of September».
In recent days, the rapid progress of the delta variant has prompted the Executive to relaunch this debate, which was already raised in March. Vaccination rates have since risen, but are still not enough: 57% in nursing homes, and 64% in hospitals according to the French Hospital Federation (FHF). On Tuesday, Health Minister Olivier Veran set a target of 80% for them.by September“Otherwise, Covid would be added to the legal list of mandatory vaccines for caregivers — diphtheria, tetanus, polio and hepatitis B. But after three days, he said he supported a stricter schedule: “If there is a law, I want it to be studied and adopted by Parliament as soon as possible, why not as early as July.”