“Around 3,000 work suspensions” have been delivered to unvaccinated members of the healthcare staff following the entry into force of vaccination for industry workers in France yesterday, Health Minister Olivier Veran said, adding that there had been several dozen resignations.
“We are talking about a population of 2.7 million workers,” said the Minister of Health, giving assurances that the level of health services will be maintained.
“Most of these suspensions are only temporary and most of them involve support staff.” There are few white shirts, “he said.
The mandatory vaccination against Covid-19 came into force yesterday for 2.7 million employees in hospitals, nursing homes, self-employed nurses, members of the home help scheme, firefighters, ambulance crews.
According to the French Public Health Service (Santé publique France, SpF), on 12 September, 89.3% of staff in nursing homes had received at least one dose of vaccine, while the corresponding vaccination rate for all healthcare staff was 73%. , 9%.