In the Touraine village of Bléré, the adolescents who came to ask for the injection at the itinerant vaccination center left empty-handed. The reason ? The doctor in charge of vaccination considered that "
the studies for those under 16 were not well done
", reports a mother interviewed by France Bleu. Her 13-year-old daughter, accompanied by her father, was outright refused the requested injection. "
My husband (...) had a four-hour queue,
" said the mother, ensuring that her daughter was provided with all her documents and was not subject to any vaccine contraindication. “
At the end of these four hours, the doctor refused to vaccinate her on the pretext that she was under 16 years old (...). He said later we would thank him
», She reported.
According to her, the firefighter also in charge of vaccination explained to her husband that "
the doctor would not change his mind
", having "
already done this several times in the morning
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Since June 15, however, the authorities have extended the injection to adolescents aged 12 to 18, indicating that there was no risk for the youngest. "
What the doctor does what he wants in his office
has revolted the mother, "
but there it is in a fireman chartered prefecture truck
," pointed mother. An assertion confirmed Monday by the mayor of Bléré. According to the elected official, a “
” of young people under the age of 18 would have been deprived of an injection. A “
while, moreover, 175 people were vaccinated thanks to the mobile center.
For his part, the vice-president of the Council of the Order of Physicians of Indre-et-Loire reacted, saying he was "
Doctors who are resistant to vaccination, there have always been and always will be. The doctor is the only master on board, it is he who makes the decision to vaccinate or not on medical grounds
”, he lamented, denouncing this time an attitude“
contrary to the proven data of science
”and to the "
". In the event of a complaint addressed to the Order of Physicians, its vice-president in Indre-et-Loire affirmed that it would give rise to an "