Aulnay-sous-Bois (AFP)

About fifteen personalities from the medical world were vaccinated against Covid-19 on Wednesday at the Aulnay-sous-Bois hospital center, before receiving a visit from the Minister of Health Olivier Véran, noted an AFP journalist.

Among these caregivers aged over 50, therefore priority to be vaccinated, were the star presenters of France Télévisions and doctors Michel Cymes and Marina Carrère d'Encausse, but also Axel Kahn, geneticist and president of the National League against cancer.

"I got vaccinated because I still work with fragile audiences, so I don't want to take any risks. And when you're lucky enough to have people's trust, you have to use it, you have a duty exemplary, "Michel Cymes told AFP.

An opinion shared by Marina Carrère d'Encausse, with whom he co-presented the Health Magazine on France 5 for two decades: "You have to be consistent with what we say to viewers, we are in the incentive, so the The goal is to overcome reluctance by getting vaccinated publicly, "she explained in the small health center in Aulnay-sous-Bois.

Olivier Véran arrived on the scene after the vaccination to discuss with the caregivers present, whom he wished to thank.

"They decided to get vaccinated together because they wanted to show that it is a chance," he said.

The 15 health professionals vaccinated on the site were not the first, since the vaccinations against Covid-19 had started the day before, the Robert Ballanger hospital in Aulnay having the refrigerators necessary to store the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. .

The media coverage of the start of the campaign in the department was well received by the health professionals who operate there, such as Dr Jean-Marc Aydin, president of the 93 health care center: "We encounter reluctance due to the absence information and various controversies, but celebrities have played the game, it can convince! "

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