3,000 unvaccinated health facility staff suspended
Hospitals, retirement homes, liberal caregivers, home helpers, firefighters, paramedics … The vaccine obligation against Covid-19 came into force on Wednesday and concerns 2.7 million professionals. But a minority still haven’t received a first dose.
“Some 3,000 suspensions (…) were served on staff of health or medico-social establishments who had not yet entered a vaccination course “ against Covid-19, announced Thursday, September 16 Olivier Véran, the Minister of Health, on RTL. He added that “Continuity of care has[vait] been assured “.
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“Very few white coats”
According to him, “A large number of these suspensions are only temporary” and concern “Mainly support service staff”, “Very few white coats”. The Minister added: “Many of them decided to be vaccinated, seeing that the obligation was a reality”, specifying that there had been “A few dozen resignations at this stage”.
According to Public Health France, which is based on samples from Medicare, as of September 12, 89.3% of caregivers had received at least one dose in structures accommodating dependent elderly people (nursing homes, long-term care units duration). Offenders, who do not justify a first injection, a vaccine contraindication or recent contamination, “Can no longer exercise their activity”, according to the law of August 5.