The Minister of Health François Braun announced this Friday, July 22 not to reinstate caregivers who are not vaccinated against Covid-19. “The Academy of Medicine, the Scientific Council and the High Authority for Health have a convergent opinion (…) it is negative” and “we follow the advice of scientists”he said during a trip to Seine-et-Marne.
He specifies that he will bring together “from the beginning of next week the trade unions to explain the situation to them”.
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A decision in line with the health bodies
By forcing caregivers to be vaccinated to work, the government is following the advice of health authorities. The High Authority for Health ruled that “the data are not such as to call into question this vaccination obligation today”. This highlights the current number of contaminations. According to her, even if the vaccines have lost their effectiveness, they promote “better protection for people treated or accompanied, first and foremost the most vulnerable”.
On Tuesday July 19, the Academy of Medicine published a press release also expressing its “firm opposition“to a reintegration of caregivers not vaccinated against Covid. “Any refusal to be vaccinated motivated by personal convictions is respectable, but incompatible with the profession of caregiver”she pleaded.
For her, the arguments put forward such as the lack of efficacy, the undesirable effects still have the lack of hindsight do not allow “to scientifically validate the refusal to be vaccinated, the real medical contraindications to vaccination being very rare”.
Also, “the reintegration of non-vaccinated health professionals within the healthcare team would compromise the climate of trust and the cohesion that must exist between its members and with the patients”she said.
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