Covid-19: doctors want access to the list of unvaccinated patients, the CNIL is slow to give its opinion

While the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 is slipping, with a drop in first-time injections, the Cnil is slow to give the green light to the transmission of the list of vaccinated patients to liberal doctors. This measure is demanded by the unions and the Order of Physicians. It was promised by Olivier Véran, the Minister of Health, but the National Commission for Informatics and Freedoms (Cnil) could not approve it because it fears breaches of medical confidentiality.

The goal for general practitioners, with this list, is to be able to contact and mobilize more easily their patients who have not been vaccinated. Doctors do not understand the reluctance of the CNIL to obtain from Health Insurance this list of their patients already vaccinated. “The attending physician already has access to this information since he only needs to to consult on the information system to know who is vaccinated and who is not “, advance Jacques Battistoni, president of the MG France union. “The medical advisers of the Health Insurance already have the sharing of medical confidentiality with the attending physicians, adds Patrick Bouet, President of the National Council of the Order of Physicians. It is moreover by this means, and only by this means, that we believe that the exchange of information can be done. “

“Having the list is simply to save time, to go faster. It is out of the question that these lists are transmitted outside and we are within the framework of the medical confidentiality shared between the attending physician and patient. “

Jacques Battistoni

to franceinfo

According to these doctors, he there is no breach of medical confidentiality. “The problem is not the dimension of the breach of medical confidentiality, the problem is whether we are going to lead a national campaign to increase vaccination coverage, advances Patrick Bouet who impatiently awaits the opinion of the CNIL. According to us, the College of Physicians, we say that this would be a major element so that doctors can easily recontact patients to offer them vaccination. “

Access to the list of vaccinated patients would make life easier for doctors, but for Jérôme Marty, president of the UFML union, there are other solutions to amplify injections. “You should not imagine that we are going to call all our patients since most general practitioners do not have a secretary and they do not have time to do this kind of thing, unfortunately.”

Jerome Marty advocates ofother facilitating measures ” : “Help us with a real public health campaign to explain to people what an RNA vaccine is, why it is not gene therapy, why it is not represented not a danger. “. It would also be necessary to convince the most precarious, that is to say six million French people who do not have an attending physician. For them, it will take more than a listing to offer them vaccination.

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