Covid-19: what strategy to get vaccines accepted?


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The executive relies on transparency by not making vaccination compulsory.

All vaccines that will be put on the market will be considered to have given guarantees during their three phases of testing. CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT / AFP

After the scientific prowess of developing a vaccine in the space of a few months, it is at least as great a challenge that stands before the public authorities: to convince as many people as possible to use it. To do this, Emmanuel Macron seems to want to play the card of transparency and rely on the responsibility of each. The vaccine will therefore not be compulsory. “It’s a good decision, comments Jean-Daniel Lelièvre, professor of immunology, head of the infectious diseases department at Henri-Mondor hospital (Créteil) and member of the technical committee for vaccinations of the Haute Autorité de santé. These are new vaccines, we do not yet have a very clear return on their effectiveness and possible side effects. Which is incompatible with an obligation. Finally, given the power of the anti-vaccine movement, it seems appropriate not to wave new red rags. “

A new scientific committee will be responsible for monitoring vaccination.

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