Citing a case of conscience, the general practitioner refuses the injunction to be vaccinated and must therefore give up receiving his patients.
“I cannot be asked to violate my conscience.” While the vaccine obligation against Covid-19 came into force on Wednesday for caregivers in hospitals, retirement homes, home helpers, firefighters, ambulance attendants and liberal caregivers, Doctor Philippe Pinilo will not open not his office in Crépy-en-Valois, in the Oise. The general practitioner refuses the injunction to be vaccinated.
“They put a gun to my head and I was told: ‘You get vaccinated or, socially, you are dead'”, he sums up in Parisian.
On February 12, 2020, it was he who put a teacher on leave, who tested positive for the infectious disease. Died two weeks later, this professor became the first victim of Covid-19 in France. Dr Pinilo thus witnessed the beginnings of the outbreak of the epidemic in France. He himself paid the price by being infected twice. Still, his “conscience”, he says, urges him not to accept the vaccine.
“I have always been very pro-vaccines. But this vaccine, my conscience does not want it. Vaccinosceptics must be respected. It is a violation of conscience,” he argues to our colleagues.
“I’m going to live differently”
According to data from the Ministry of Health published on September 7, 95% of liberal caregivers have received at least one dose of vaccine, they are 89% in health establishments. A scheme to which Philippe Pinilo refuses to adhere:
“A society that lives like this is going to chaos. So I say: ‘Go ahead, I will live differently’ (…) It is not possible to exercise my profession when human dignity is no longer in the spotlight. core business. “
So, he complies with the law of August 5, 2021 which provides that those who can not justify a first injection, a vaccine contraindication or recent contamination “can no longer exercise their activity”. Therefore, he did not open his cabinet on Wednesday and leaves the choice for the future.
Amber Lepoivre BFMTV reporter