Coronavirus in Belgium: three quarters of Absym members for compulsory vaccination of all

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Three quarters (74.5%) of Absym affiliates are in favor of compulsory vaccination against Covid-19 for the entire population, the largest doctors’ union said in a press release on Tuesday, on the basis of ” an online survey of its members.

The reasons given are that the pressure on health care is too great and that current vaccines have proven to be effective. The answer that vaccinated people should not fall victim to those who refuse vaccines was also often checked. The advantage of compulsory vaccination for all is that it does not discriminate against healthcare providers. Conversely, the people questioned who spoke out against compulsory generalized vaccination declared that such a measure was, according to them, unethical and unethical.

However, a large majority (85%) declared themselves in favor of compulsory vaccination of health care providers.

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Among participating general practitioners, 35% were ill as a result of a Covid-19 infection. The majority of them say they have been infected as a result of contact with a patient. 69% of medical specialists also report problems due to the increase in staff absenteeism.

Finally, a little more than half of the respondents (53%) consider themselves to be exposed to some risk of professional burnout. Four in ten (40%) even rate a high risk of burnout.

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