Quebec does not intend to emulate France, which will make vaccination mandatory for all health workers from September, in order to try to stop the development of the delta variant of COVID-19.
French President Emmanuel Macron announced, on Monday, that he will impose compulsory vaccination for nursing and non-nurse workers in hospitals, clinics and retirement homes.
These workers will have until mid-September to comply.
“If you are a caregiver and you are not vaccinated, you will not be able to work and you will not be paid anymore,” Health Minister Olivier Veran threatened on the airwaves of France’s LCI news channel.
Only 40% of nursing home workers will be vaccinated, according to the scientific council that directs the French government.
Emmanuel Macron warned that “the situation with us in France at the moment is under control, and if we do not act now, the number of cases will continue to rise sharply and will inevitably lead to an increase in the number of hospitalizations from August,” during a presidential speech at the end of the day.
Measurement stopped in Quebec
When contacting this topic, Christian Dubé confirms it magazine He does not intend to follow in France’s footsteps and force all health care workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
« Les travailleurs de la santé doivent déjà fournir à leur employeur une preuve de vaccination contre la COVID-19, sans quoi ils doivent se soumettre à un dépistage préventif récurrent, trois fois par attach semaine », Caue de Maréja affirmative Minister of Health.
Ms. Côté-Boileau states that this hybrid formula will be preferred for the time being.
“However, France makes the decisions it considers best according to its epidemiological context, and we still do the same in Quebec,” she explains.
” bad idea “
Federation of Health and Social Services (FSSS-CSN) president Jeff Begley believes the government should continue to favor the carrot rather than the stick.
“Making vaccination compulsory is a bad idea in my opinion. We should continue to encourage employees to vaccinate, not force them. So far, we have seen that things are going well, and they will continue,” says Jeff Begley.
According to the FSSS-CSN, nearly 90% of health care workers who work directly with patients have received two doses of the vaccine so far.
– With AFP