Macron pushing for mass vaccinations in Paris

Paris, Mar.23 (BNA): President Emmanuel Macron is changing strategies and pushing for mass vaccinations with coronavirus infections on the rise in northern France and the Paris region.

 “The heart of the battle, in the coming weeks and months, will be the vaccination,” Macron said Tuesday in announcing lowering the age group of those eligible for shots from 75 to 70 years starting this weekend.

 In the Paris region, the rate of infection in people ages 20 to 50 is above 800 for 100,000 residents, said an AP report today.

 The Health Ministry says about 200 “mega-centers” will administer as many as one million shots per week. Some could be in place by the end of the month.

 “There are no holidays, no weekends. We must vaccinate every day, vaccinate in the evenings, too,” Macron said while visiting a gymnasium converted to a vaccine center and pharmacy in the northern town of Valenciennes.

France added 344 confirmed deaths in the past day, increasing the total to 92,650 deaths by Monday night.

 

Source: https://www.bna.bh/en/MacronpushingformassvaccinationsinParis.aspx?cms=q8FmFJgiscL2fwIzON1%2bDqxer8tA8WSIVEpr3%2fzQ78s%3d

 

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