Is making vaccination compulsory the only way to achieve “collective immunity sufficient to control the epidemic”?


THE CHEKING PROCESS – The Academy of Medicine published a press release in which it recommends to impose vaccination on all French people, regardless of their age.

THE QUESTION. Categorical, Emmanuel Macron had ruled out any prospect of compulsory vaccination last December: “We do not respond to mistrust with obligation“. No question of imposing the vaccine, the president had therefore told journalists from Gross. The vaccination will therefore be done on a voluntary basis. But can the current situation be a game-changer? After the delay due to vaccine delivery problems, it is the reluctance of part of the French that some scientists fear. According to the Academy of Medicine, these “recalcitrant categories“, Or 15% of hesitant and just as many completely resistant, could undermine the dynamism of the vaccination campaign. In a press release published Tuesday, May 25, the institution therefore proposed to make the vaccine compulsory, the only way, according to it, to achieve collective immunity sufficient to “end of summer“. Is this the only solution?

CHECKS. First of all, what do we mean by “immunity

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