June 1, 2023

Like Italy, could France make vaccination compulsory for people over 50?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – Faced with a sharp increase in Covid-19 contamination, Italy voted on a decree on Wednesday to impose this measure. Could France follow this example?

THE QUESTION. Faced with a very strong increase in contamination due to the Omicron variant, Italy decided, Wednesday January 5, to introduce the vaccination obligation for all people over 50 years old. The government justified this measure by the fact that this age group was the “More at risk of being hospitalized” and therefore with the aim of “Reduce the pressure on hospitals”.

Some have already pleaded for the establishment of such a measure in France, like the urologist surgeon Laurent Alexandre and the economist Nicolas Bouzou, in a column published on Le Figaro , End of november.

But does not such a measure run the risk of infringing certain fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in our Constitution? And how to control its application within the population concerned?

CHECKS. First of all, for the constitutional expert Annabelle Pena, unlike Italy, “The French government cannot impose the vaccination obligation by decree …

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