The vaccination obligation, announced in mid-July by Emmanuel Macron, comes into force this Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Hospital workers, nursing home employees, firefighters, ambulance attendants and home helpers may be suspended, without remuneration, if they have not received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Stéphanie, nursing assistant in Draguignan
The young woman is not “opposed to vaccination but to compulsory vaccination”. Without a vaccine, this caregiver from Draguignan will still present herself this Wednesday in her department: “Yes, I’m going to go because, let’s not forget that beyond the health crisis, our hospitals are very understaffed. Will my head of department accept me or will I be asked to go home? I do not know.” The Varoise knows that her absence could weigh on her colleagues but “it is already our daily life to compensate for the shortage of staff.”
Cyril, caregiver in Hyères
Cyril, another unvaccinated nursing assistant, works in a hospital in Hyères. He also expects “to get home quickly” this Wednesday morning since he will not be able to present a vaccination schedule: “It is _the jump into the void_. My wife also works in the hospital, she is not vaccinated either. So we find ourselves without pay with a family to feed but I am ready for that because for me it is fundamental to have the choice. There we don’t have it, so it’s blackmail, it’s not possible for me. “
Leave, RTT or days off for others
Other agents have decided to take leave or RTT from September 15. Others will recover their overtime. “After this period, the management has three days to receive them and officially notify them of their suspension” explains Isabelle Godard from CGT-Santé 83.