Visiting the Porte de Versailles vaccination center in Paris, Jean Castex, the Prime Minister, said he was "reasonably optimistic" to reach 20 million first-time vaccines this Saturday.
"This evening we should achieve the collective objective that we had set ourselves, namely 20 million first-time vaccinated by May 15," he said.
According to the latest figures released Friday evening, 19,706,931 people had received at least one injection and 8,705,141 people had received two doses (13% of the total population and 16.6% of the major population).
The next objective, on June 15, "is 30 million first-time vaccinated, it is within our reach", he added while the campaign will be open to all adults, regardless of age. , to this date.
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Beyond that, Jean Castex was rather reassuring.
"This is a very important moment for the whole of the country, because it reinforces the prospects for exiting the crisis which are also reinforced by the evolution of the data of the epidemic which is regressing everywhere in France", said himself. he congratulated.
- Jean Castex (@JeanCASTEX) May 15, 2021
Still, the Prime Minister does not want to lower his guard by setting two priority objectives for the continuation of the vaccination campaign. "No dose should be unused" and "we must go and find the most vulnerable," he said, recalling that 25% of those over 75 had not yet received their first injection.