Olivier Véran, Minister of Solidarity and Health, launched Thursday, June 17 on BFMTV-RMC a “
” to caregivers, especially in nursing homes, who have not yet been vaccinated.
He threatened to make vaccination compulsory for them.
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I really make a solemn appeal, again, to caregivers who have not been vaccinated to take this step. It is important, they cannot be less vaccinated than the general population
, said the minister.
60% of French adults have already received an injection ”.
Conversely, Olivier Véran explains that this is the case for "
less than 60% of caregivers who work in nursing homes
", and adds that "
it is not justifiable
I call on employers, employees in nursing homes to be vaccinated
", he continued, warning that "
if by the end of the summer, things should not improve, then yes, we would ask ourselves the question of a vaccination obligation for these particular audiences
In the city, in the liberal sector, we are at 85% vaccination coverage, in nursing homes, we are at 50%.
However, it is in Ehpad that we find the most fragile people.
I consider it essential and ethical to be vaccinated, when you are in contact with fragile people
, ”he said, believing that there was“
”for not doing so.
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Asked about the caregivers at the hospital, Olivier Véran said "
wait and see
I hope that we can, in good understanding, improve this vaccination coverage for caregivers,
" he added.