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Covid-19: the million vaccinated will be "largely" reached by the end of January, assures Olivier Véran

2021-01-18T10:34:50.560Z

As of Monday, vaccination is open to over 75s and those with "high risk" pathologies. The Minister of Health Olivier Véran assured Monday, January 18 that the milestone of one million French people vaccinated against Covid-19 would be " largely reached by the end of the month ", on the sidelines of a visit to the Grenoble University Hospital in the first day of vaccination open to over 75s and those with " high risk " pathologies . Read also: Covid-19: how to make an appointment t



The Minister of Health Olivier Véran assured Monday, January 18 that the milestone of one million French people vaccinated against Covid-19 would be "

largely reached by the end of the month

", on the sidelines of a visit to the Grenoble University Hospital in the first day of vaccination open to over 75s and those with "

high risk

"

pathologies

.

Read also: Covid-19: how to make an appointment to be vaccinated?

With the acceleration of the vaccination campaign in nursing homes.

We will have largely reached one million French people vaccinated by the end of the month,

”he told reporters after visiting the Grenoble CHU vaccination center where he himself worked as a neurologist.

"

Not everyone can be vaccinated in a day or a week, not because the logistics would not follow, but because the challenge is to have enough doses to vaccinate all French people

", a- he warned, however, after this short visit organized on the occasion of the opening of vaccinations to all people over 75 years of age and those with "

high risk

"

pathologies

(chronic renal failure, cancer under treatment ...).

Vaccination has hitherto been reserved for certain priority groups including nursing home residents or caregivers.

Whenever doses arrive, we make them immediately available, we open appointment slots for the French.

We are in a tight flow, it is our strategy, it is the strategy of all the countries which vaccinate

”, assured Olivier Véran.

In response to some elected officials who consider the deliveries of vaccines to be insufficient in their territories, the minister replied: "

we have given in each territory the precise number of doses delivered this week, next week, the week after and that of again. afterwards, to give readability and visibility to all the teams in the vaccination centers

”.

Read also: Vaccines against Covid-19: "The problem is that there are not enough doses!"

All the people who have opened appointment slots for in three weeks, for example, know and knew in advance how many doses of vaccine would be delivered to them.

If the question is the more people I program, the more vaccines I will be given to the detriment of neighboring territories, the answer is no,

”he insisted, however, mentioning“

an exception

”.

In “the

territories in which the virus circulates the most, in particular the Grand Est, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté or Nice and the Alpes-Maritimes (...), we have given more vaccines with the Moderna vaccine, because there- down the epidemic is doing much more damage than in Grenoble or elsewhere in France,

”he detailed.

In total, 6.4 million people are thus called upon to be vaccinated in more than 800 centers.

The Minister of Health, who invites "

patience

", aims between 2.4 million vaccinations by the end of February "

and perhaps 4 million if other vaccines ordered were to be approved

".

Source: lefigaro

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