France: rush on appointments since the announcement on the health passport

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More than 900,000 French people made an appointment Monday evening on Doctolib to be vaccinated against COVID-19 after the measures announced by Emmanuel Macron to strengthen the vaccination campaign, an unprecedented figure for the company. The ViteMaDose platform has counted 1.1 million appointments.

A million French people who make appointments, thousands of lives have been saved, welcomed the Minister of Health Olivier Véran, specifying that 9 million doses of vaccine were currently available in the country.

The President of the Republic announced that vaccination against COVID-19 would become compulsory for all healthcare staff and that the health passport would be extended to many places from July 21.

The strong method unveiled by Emmanuel Macron to accelerate the vaccine campaign in France is the only way to avoid a re-containment in the face of a resumption of the COVID-19 epidemic, several members of the government assured Tuesday.

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We are not here to make anyone's life hell, we are there to prevent our collective life from becoming hell. Because if the pandemic starts again strong, it will be hell for all, added the Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire on Franceinfo.

The compulsory vaccination imposed by September 15 on all staff in contact with the elderly or frail, which will be the subject of a bill in the coming days, aims to transform hospitals and establishments of '' accommodation for dependent elderly people anti-COVID sanctuaries, explained Olivier Véran.

The objective is obviously not to prevent caregivers from exercising their profession. The objective is to give this impetus which is still lacking for a minority of unvaccinated caregivers so that they can go and protect themselves., said the Minister of Health.

The modalities of the generalization of the health passport will be defined within two to three days.

From August, this certificate of vaccination or negative screening test, until now reserved for large gatherings or discos, will also be requested from employees of public places such as bars, restaurants or museums. It may also be requested on long-distance public transport during random checks.

The idea is obviously not to prevent bars and restaurants from working, the idea is not to punish but to give this last impetus to people, to tell them you still have a few days to organize yourself., insisted Olivier Véran.

According to the Directorate General of Health, around 40% of French people, or 27.3 million people, have now received two doses of the vaccine.

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