3000 French Healthcare Workers Suspended for Ignoring Vaccination Obligation

In France, about 3,000 healthcare workers have been suspended for not having been vaccinated with a corona vaccine.

 

The vaccination obligation for staff in hospitals and care homes, among other things, went into effect on Wednesday; from that moment on, employers had to enforce the rule. Healthcare workers must have had at least one shot.

Most suspensions are temporary, Health Minister Olivier Veran told the French RTL Radio. According to him, a large group is still vaccinated now that it is seen that the vaccination obligation is a fact. Unvaccinated people are not allowed to work and are not paid.

The French vaccination campaign got off to a slow start but has now become one of the most successful in the world. President Emmanuel Macron announced the vaccination requirement in mid-July as part of a larger package of measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. One of these was introducing the corona pass in restaurants, gyms and other publicly accessible locations.

The measures against which protests are still happening every week should increase the vaccination rate and prevent a new wave of infection in the autumn. According to the most recent figures, almost 50 million people have had their first corona jab. Among adults, that is 90 percent of the age group.

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