“The flu shot? Obviously yes ”, let go with a touch of annoyance, in 2019, a department head of a large Parisian hospital center. However, he admitted, he himself was not vaccinated. And this was not a special case. In France, health professionals always distractedly protect themselves against seasonal flu. Thus, according to Public Health France, the national vaccination coverage of nursing staff during the 2018-2019 season was mediocre. In health establishments, it is estimated at 35%. It varies according to the profession, since 67% of doctors are vaccinated, 48% of midwives, 36% of nurses. Among nursing assistants, the level drops to 21%. In nursing homes, the overall rate is estimated at 32%.
The French are not therefore the only ones to be skeptical about vaccination. Those who are supposed to defend this practice are too. A weakness
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