COVID-19. Caregivers still not adequately immunized in Occitanie, towards an obligation?

In Occitanie, health authorities believe that caregivers have not yet been adequately vaccinated. (© Illustration / Adobe Stock)

Caregivers warn, “Current vaccination rates are at the minimum level of what is needed” Professor Laurent Schmidt, Wednesday 30 June 2021, at a health point of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) Occitanie. The President of the Regional Conference on Health and Independence (CRSA Occitanie) calls on health professionals to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Inadequate vaccination of nursing home staff

from his side, Pierre Recordie, director general of the regional health agency (ARS) Occitanie, gave details of vaccination rates for different caregivers. The prize goes to Liberal Professionals. In fact, in the region, 75% They received at least one dose of the vaccine. This is a rate equivalent to the national average.

It is slightly lower on the part of health care providers. “Two-thirds of them have been vaccinated (at least one injection, editor’s note)”, Pierre Ricordo announces.

The rate is lower in Medical and social institutions, such as nursing homes, where little more than 50% Of the employees who received a dose of the vaccine in France but also in Occitanie.

What is the vaccination rate at Toulouse University Hospital?

On Wednesday 30 June 2021, Professor Jacques Isobet, Head of the Virology Service at Toulouse University Hospital, set the vaccination rate at his institution. “It’s 72%. It’s a little bit stronger at the medical level, between 74 and 75%, and less powerful at the medical staff level with 64% of vaccination,” he explains. According to him, Toulouse Hospital is on track to reach 80% since “the increasing dynamics of vaccination over the past two months”.

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Covid vaccine: Towards an obligation for caregivers?

To do a better job, we’ll have to convince caregivers who haven’t yet been vaccinated. To do this, reminders and information are sent to the various departments. The goal of the government is to have 80% were vaccinated for the first time (at least one injection) for caregivers by the end of the summer. Olivier FerrandThe Minister of Health was firm on this matter.

In recent days he even wrote a letter to healthcare professionals encouraging them to get vaccinated. “Otherwise, it will pave the way for Vaccine commitment For health professionals, in accordance with the recommendations of the Steering Board for Immunization Strategy,” warns the Director General of ARS Occitanie.

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