Doctors and nurses as well as all other staff in hospitals, all workers in residential care centers, home nurses, psychologists, firefighters, ambulance workers, … from today, they all must be vaccinated at least once to continue working.
There are some exceptions for those who have medical reasons not to be vaccinated or who have recently had the disease and are therefore still immune.
In total, about 2.7 million people work in public and private care in France. It is not yet clear how many are not vaccinated today. In recent days, figures have shown that in some sectors in the care sector, nearly 90 percent of employees got the first shot, and in other sectors more than 90 percent.
Eventually it is expected that there will be a small percentage of people who are not vaccinated, which could be several tens of thousands to 50,000 people. For public sector healthcare employees who have not been vaccinated, the contract can be suspended immediately, without compensation. At first they would be shot on the spot, but the Constitutional Court banned this.
Private health care workers are at risk of being banned from work, or, for example, suspension of reimbursement.
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