According to the estimates of Public Health France, only 42% of professionals in nursing homes and long-term care units received their two doses. It is much less than residents and patients. They are fully vaccinated at 81%.

Fear of the Delta variant

According to Florence Arnaiz-Maumé there has always been a distrust of caregivers vis-à-vis vaccination. The flu vaccine is no longer mandatory at the request of employees since 2009. This time the mistrust is all the more present as the vaccines arrived very quickly and in particular those with messenger RNA.

With the SYNERPA union, she asks for compulsory vaccination because the risk for residents is, according to her, very great. With the variant, delta in particular, and the arrival of September and October, she fears a return of the coronavirus in nursing homes.

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