(Natural News) France’s health minister is threatening to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for health workers after low turnout rates, in particular, among those in care homes.
On Thursday, Health Minister Olivier Veran made a “solemn appeal” to health workers to “take the plunge” after the ministry’s latest report showed that only 41.9 percent of health workers in care homes have been fully vaccinated, while only 55.3 percent have received their first shot.
According to Veran, these figures mean that the vaccination rate for health workers in care homes in France is lower than that of the general adult population. By comparison, around 60 percent of adults in France have received their first shot.
“If by the end of the summer there is no improvement, we will have to consider making vaccinations for those specific groups obligatory,” said Veran in an interview with BFM television.
Mandatory vaccinations coming to the U.S.
Meanwhile, the city of San Francisco is set to require employees to get vaccinated or they will lose their jobs. According to city officials, mandatory vaccinations will start after the Food and Drug Administration fully approves the COVID-19 vaccines.
In a statement to NBC, Carol Isen, the city’s human resources director, said the move is their way of helping employees “see their way to getting vaccinated.”
“What’s become clear in the science is that the vaccine is the best protection for our employees and for the public that we serve,” she added.
Starting next week, city employees will have 30 days to comply with the new regulation. The mandatory vaccination order covers city hall and municipal workers, as well as police and firefighters. (Related: UK healthcare workers may be forced to get injected with covid vaccines containing deadly spike protein.)
Author: Ralph Flores
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