An Ifop poll for Le Parisien shows that the idea of the vaccine passport is making its way into public opinion. The French are rather “for”, at least as far as visits to hospitals and Ehpads are concerned.
France at two speeds, legal difficulties, puzzles in setting up while the majority of French are not yet eligible for the vaccine, etc. The obstacles to establishing a “vaccine passport” – that is, the reservation of access to certain places and the exercise of certain activities to individuals who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 – are as numerous as they are massive. However, the idea is making its way into the minds of the French as shown by the Ifop poll published in its Sunday edition by Le Parisien.
For example, 62% of French people say they are in favour of compulsory vaccination before boarding a flight abroad. Above all, 60% want visits to vulnerable people in hospitals and Ehpads to be the preserve of vaccinated people. A majority – however, 52% lighter – still offer this track for access to public transport.
54% of French people want to get vaccinated
On the other hand, only one in two French people validate it in terms of access to colleges and high schools (for high school students and staff), cinemas, concerts or theatre. 50% of the French support, again, the need for the vaccine for people working in shops, offices, factories and wishing to go there. An almost similar statistic suggests restricting shop attendance to customers who can justify a vaccine: 45%.
Ifop also wanted to question the state of French adherence to the vaccine. It is still progressing: 54% want to get vaccinated, an increase of 15 points since a previous measure on 29 December.
Survey conducted by self-administered online questionnaire from 11 to 12 January 2021 among a sample of 1028 people, representative of the population aged 18 and over residing in metropolitan France.