"Persona non grata", "at the foot of the wall", "skeptics" ... They are part of the six million French people who are not convinced by the anti-Covid vaccine.

However, in the face of the latest government measures, they have changed their minds and are ready to receive their first dose.

On the Doctolib platform, appointments for a primary vaccination are increasing.

According to the Ministry of Health, they were around 21,000 each day to be vaccinated between November 25 and December 1.

Christelle * belongs to this category. In the waiting room of the Vaccinodrome of the town hall of Clamart, she waits firmly for the results of her serological test. Very quickly, her face freezes because it is negative: she has never contracted the Covid. So she needs two doses of the vaccine, "It's hell," she sighs. She scrupulously reads the information sheet, signs it and follows the doctor. “If I do it, it's only for my job! », She assures. This 37-year-old woman works in a theater, where the health pass is compulsory.

“I have to get tested every day and pay 25 euros to go to work,” she says indignantly, “it's a budget that was not planned.

In the end, either you have to earn 15,000 euros per month, or I have to change jobs ”.

If she is vaccinated today, it is therefore "because we do not give her a choice".

“I am very afraid of the side effects.

I sincerely believe that I don't need the vaccine: I never get sick, I never take medication.

My son had it, with his father we cuddled him in the hope that he would infect us and that we would have a valid health pass, ”she says.

"Afraid that it will harm me"

About thirty kilometers away, in the Val-d'Oise, Angela regularly scans the appointments on Doctolib.

“When I was skeptical, there was always plenty of availability, and now that I want to be vaccinated: I can't find any time slot!

», She quips.

At 23, this communication student is the only one in her class not to be vaccinated.

"I'm a bit of a persona non grata, I feel a little uncomfortable," she argues.

However, if she is looking for an appointment for a first-time injection, it is above all to complete her course.

"It started to impact my studies, I'm afraid it will harm me."

Soon, she will have to do a six-month internship in a company, but without a valid health pass, "it may be canceled," she regrets.

A pass for freedom, "not for health"

30-year-old civil servant Katie * wants "a second child." It worries me. I'm afraid that it will delay my pregnancy or that it will have effects on my child ”. “I am not anti-vax,” she said, of the Covid, “I do not deny its existence, I have had it myself and the symptoms were not mild. I tasted for weeks, I was not doing well at all, ”she admits.

She is concerned about the repetition of injections, now that it is necessary to justify having received three doses of the vaccine. Katie regrets the "lack of perspective" on the side effects of the vaccine and the "lack of critical thinking" currently reigning. Why "vaccinate the entire population when there is only 1% of deaths"? she wonders. "It seems irrational to me." However, she will go "out of spite" because her pass is about to expire. "If I'm going to get vaccinated, it's not for my health, it's for my freedom," she said bitterly.

For Sara *, 26-year-old Parisian, if no vaccine, no Time Square!

This young communicator in the medical field has canceled her trip to New York for the holiday season, “it's sad but good.

I will never question the scientists or the official figures, the vaccine was excellent news, however I think it is too early ”.

Despite everything, "we are already at the third dose, it penalizes me: it's been two years since I saw my mother".

"People are more reassured when others are vaccinated" so "it's decided, I will do it".

* First names have been changed


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