Firefighters yes, police and gendarmes no.
In the aftermath of Emmanuel Macron's announcements, who notably announced the vaccination obligation for caregivers, Place Beauvau specifies the outline of this measure and the professionals concerned.
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Firefighters will thus be part of the list of professions which will have to be vaccinated by September 15 at the latest - at the risk of being punished - but not the police, specifies the Ministry of the Interior in Paris.
They were, however, among the “exposed professions” who were able to benefit from priority access to vaccination in April.
"Dedicated slots" had been opened to police officers and gendarmes over 55 years old.
The issue of compulsory vaccination for all
After September 15, will be implemented "controls and sanctions" of the professions concerned - "the nursing and non-nursing staff of hospitals, clinics, retirement homes, establishments for people with disabilities, for all professionals or volunteers who work in contact with vulnerable people, including at home, ”the president said Monday evening. "We must move towards the vaccination of all French people," he insisted, indicating that he was even asking the question of compulsory vaccination for all, in the event of the situation worsening.
"Our country is facing a strong resumption of the epidemic which affects all territories, metropolitan as overseas", due to the Delta variant, "three times more contagious than the first strain".
"As long as the virus circulates, we will be faced with this type of situation," he warned.
But the vaccine is "a master asset that changes everything compared to previous waves".
"All the vaccines available in France protect us solidly against this Delta variant, it divides its power of contamination by 12 and prevents 95% of serious forms, the equation is simple", he pleaded.
For "the millions of you who have not yet received any injection, depending on the evolution of the situation, we will undoubtedly have to ask ourselves the question of compulsory vaccination for all French people," he said. -He insists.