Amendment on the vaccination status of pupils: “A measure of common sense”, justifies Bergé (LREM)

The vote for an amendment to the law on “health vigilance” which allows secondary school principals to know the vaccination status of students is a “common sense measure”, defended the deputy president of the LREM group Aurore Bergé Thursday.

At the end of often electric debates, the Assembly gave on the night of Wednesday to Thursday a first green light to this bill which notably provides for the controversial possibility of using the health pass until July 31. 2022. The measure concerning education aims, according to the text voted, to “facilitate the organization of screening and vaccination campaigns and to organize teaching conditions to prevent the risk of spreading the virus” and therefore ultimately closures class.

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“It is a measure of common sense”, assured the deputy LREM of Yvelines on franceinfo, because currently, if there is a contact case in a class, “you only have a certificate on the honor of the parents” ensuring that the child is not vaccinated, “the head of the establishment does not have the right to know” the vaccination status of the pupil. “There is the risk that all sworn statements may not be true,” she stressed. The goal is “to protect our adolescents because the epidemic risk can also concern them”, insisted the deputy.

“When I hear irresponsible people yesterday in the hemicycle saying + there is no risk +. But what do they know? “, She criticized, arguing that the government has rolled out” vaccination coverage also for 12-17 year olds “because it” considers that there is a risk “.

In unison with other oppositions, LR Philippe Gosselin blasted the government’s plans on Wednesday in the hemicycle: “you are opening an unthinkable breach in a secret (medical at school, Editor’s note) which must be kept”, a- he criticized. “It does not seem to me to be the role of a teacher to control the health situation of children,” said Thursday on Public Senate the boss of socialist senators Patrick Kanner, who says he is “very reserved” on this measure.

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