Covid-19: HAS is considering compulsory vaccination for 12 years old and over


Compulsory vaccination for 12 years and over is not yet on the agenda. However, “ depending on the epidemic situation, depending on the vaccination rate that will have been reached, it will have to be considered », Detailed the president of the High Authority of Health (HAS) on Friday July 2, 2021.

Anti-Covid 19 vaccine mandatory in the fall?

Faced with the progression of the Indian variant, also called the Delta variant, and the risk of a fourth wave, Dominique Le Guludec, the president of the High Authority for Health (HAS), wishes to take the bull by the horns. Invited on the set of BFMTV on Friday July 2, 2021, she mentioned compulsory vaccination for those over 12 years old. For her, it is a “ armed Which would prevent the epidemic from peaking in the fall of 2021.

For the moment, no compulsory vaccination but, depending on the epidemic situation, depending on the vaccination rate that will have been reached, it will have to be considered », Detailed the president of the High Authority of Health (HAS). The people concerned are not just adults. There would also be teenagers. As a reminder, since June 15, 2021, vaccination against Covid-19 has been open to adolescents aged 12 to 18 in France.

First the compulsory vaccination of caregivers?

But before making vaccination compulsory for 12 years old and over, it will first be a question of caregivers. They could be the first for whom the Covid-19 vaccine will be imposed. The French Hospital Federation and Prof. Jean-François Delfraissy, President of the Scientific Council, are also in favor.

According to Dominique Le Guludec, “ Caregivers must understand that they have a special role in the transmission of this virus, and that they draw the consequences and that they go even more massively to be vaccinated. “. However, “ There is no question of stigmatizing caregivers, who have nevertheless given a lot in this crisis », She clarified.