Thursday, 02 December, 2021

Covid: could the future vaccine be mandatory?


While the first deliveries of vaccines against the coronavirus are expected for the first quarter of 2021, some voices want it to be made mandatory for the entire French population. But within the medical community, there is more advocacy for a targeted vaccination campaign and an educational effort.

Governments and medical institutions want to refine their vaccination strategy before it becomes available.

Hope is there and, with it, questions. After the announcement on Monday of encouraging results from the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, scientists and governments are accelerating their thinking on the vaccination strategy to adopt when the first deliveries from laboratories arrive, potentially in the first quarter of 2021.

At the center of this reflection, the possibility of making this vaccine compulsory for the entire French population. Tuesday, the leader of EELV Yannick Jadot declared himself in favor of such a measure. If the idea divides the French political class and even within the party of the MEP, it raises a debate on what could be the vaccination campaign to come.

While the first deliveries of vaccines against the coronavirus are expected for the first quarter of 2021, some voices want it to be made mandatory for the entire French population. But within the medical community, there is more advocacy for a targeted vaccination campaign and an educational effort.

Governments and medical institutions want to refine their vaccination strategy before it becomes available.

Hope is there and, with it, questions. After the announcement on Monday of encouraging results from the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, scientists and governments are accelerating their thinking on the vaccination strategy to adopt when the first deliveries from laboratories arrive, potentially in the first quarter of 2021.

At the center of this reflection, the possibility of making this vaccine compulsory for the entire French population. Tuesday, the leader of EELV Yannick Jadot declared himself in favor of such a measure. If the idea divides the French political class and even within the party of the MEP, it raises a debate on what could be the vaccination campaign to come.